Olympics training programme not affected by lockdown

PETALING JAYA: The Olympic Games training programme will not be affected as Malaysia go through another lockdown starting tomorrow.

National Sports Council (NSC) director general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said there would not be any changes for trainees under the Road to Tokyo and high performance sports as they have been already placed under the quarantine training system for some time now to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our athletes will continue with their training as usual under the bubble, ” said Shapawi.

The Olympic Games is scheduled from July 23 to Aug 8 and athletes can’t afford to take another lengthy break as it would affect their preparation and rhythm for the Games.

Except for several designated high-performance centres, training at other places are prohibited. In fact, sports and recreational activities are only limited to jogging and exercise that do not involve physical contact, and only from 7am to 8pm.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Olympic Games , training , lockdown


Next In Others

Spain allows 40% maximum occupancy in outdoor sports events in August
Olympics-Weightlifting-Georgia's Talakhadze breaks world record to conquer men's super heavyweight class
Olympics-Equestrian-Britain's Maher jumps to gold, Sweden win silver
Olympics-Climbing-Slovenian Garnbret tops qualifier as Britain's Coxsey bows out
Olympics-Sailing-Mills makes history to bring golden close to Tokyo regatta
From goal posts to fishnets, German investor Windhorst hurries to clear billion-plus debt
Olympics-Karate-Russian Chernysheva out of Games after positive COVID-19 test
Belarusian athlete will arrive in Warsaw later on Wednesday, opposition politician says
Olympics-Sailing-France protest result of women's 470 race
Olympics-Sailing-Mills and McIntyre win gold for Britain in women's 470 class

Stories You'll Enjoy