The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held an Executive Board (EB) meeting today, in the presence of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Beijing 2022 informed the principles that will help deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as scheduled.
The IOC and IPC stated that they fully respect the principles established by Beijing 2022, which were based on consultation with international experts and the Chinese authorities, as well as the experience of Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders.
The principles presented by Beijing 2022 will be detailed in the Playbooks, the first version of which will be released in late October. A second version will then be published in December.
The principles announced include a vaccination policy that states that all athletes and Games participants who are fully vaccinated will enter the closed-loop management system upon arrival. Games participants who are not fully vaccinated will have to serve a 21-day quarantine upon arrival in Beijing.
Athletes who can provide a justified medical exemption will have their cases considered, while all vaccines recognised by WHO or related international organisations, or approved by the countries or regions concerned, will be accepted.