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German team criticizes quarantine room

The German team at the Olympic Games in Beijing has sharply criticized the quarantine conditions for athletes who tested positive for Covid. The room in which Erik Frenzel, who arrived as a medal favorite, has been isolated since Friday is “unreasonable,” said team manager Dirk Schimmelpfennig. Cleanliness, the quality of the food and the Internet connection were problematic, he said. “The room has to be big enough to do his exercises, it must be hygienically clean. The food needs to come regularly,” Schimmelpfennig demanded. Three-time gold medalist Frenzel is one of more than 350 athletes, officials and media representatives who tested positive upon arrival in Beijing. rtr

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