Polish ski jumping icon Malysz criticizes Four Hills organizers for safety rules

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-17 16:51:32|Editor: huaxia

WARSAW, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Polish ski jumping icon and the sporting director of the Polish Ski Association Adam Malysz claimed that safety rules applied at the 70th Four Hills Tournament are "ridiculous and unfair."

The tournament is one of the most important tests ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing as it will be played from December 29, 2021 to January 6, 2022 in Germany and Austria.

Only athletes with negative coronavirus tests will be allowed to take part in the event but the organizers will only take into account the results of the test made on December 27 in Oberstdorf where the competition starts. The ski jumpers and training staff cannot test in their home country and come to Germany with a negative result.

"It sounds very illogical, even unfair. We are vaccinated, every weekend the FIS requires us to test negative in order to receive our accreditation, and now the organizer has made up his mind to provide a German test result," Malysz told local media on Friday.

General secretary of the Polish association Jan Winkiel said, "Logic dictates that testing should be done in the country from which you are leaving, and not only after traveling to your destination." Enditem

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