Monday, December 11, 2023

Tokyo Olympians must sign waiver on Covid risks

Hockey Olympians must sign a waiver and assume all risk related to Covid-19 and extreme heat during the Tokyo Games.

Athletes have signed similar entry forms at previous Olympics, while the document for Tokyo 2020 says that they will compete at their own risk, including ‘serious bodily injury or even death’ through exposure to Covid.

In extracts from the waiver, published by Yahoo Sports, it stated:

“I agree that I participate in the Games at my own risk and own responsibility, including any impact on my participation to and/or performance in the Games, serious bodily injury or even death raised by the potential exposure to health hazards such the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious disease or extreme heat conditions while attending the Games.”

The IOC said that “entry forms have been in place for previous Games, and have been updated to include Covid-19-related consideration.”

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