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.

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