CGTN: Claim that China manipulates Olympic athletes’ COVID-19 results a dangerous narrative

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I throw ice-cold water on the idea that Chinese officials are prepared to alter coronavirus tests on any athlete during the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Justifiably, Chinese sports officials shot down the nonsensical idea that coronavirus tests would be or could be manipulated. Huang Chun, deputy director-general of the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee Pandemic Prevention and Control Office, recently outlined the testing procedures. They include a safeguard allowing any Olympic athlete or official to have their results examined by the Beijing 2022 Medical Expert Panel. You might recall a similar panel was in place during the Tokyo Olympics last year to prevent mistakes.

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