Paris Olympics organizer Estanguet to miss Beijing with COVID-19

5.Paris Olympics organiser Estanguet to miss Beijing with Covid
A man poses with the sentence: "Welcome to Beijing" written on his hazmat suit in Yanqing that host the alpine skiing and sliding venues ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, on January 31, 2022.(Photo: AFP)
PARIS — The chief organizer of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, Tony Estanguet, will not travel to the Beijing Winter Olympics because he has tested positive for COVID-19, the Paris organizers said Monday.اضافة اعلان

Estanguet had been due to come to the Chinese capital for the second half of the Beijing Olympics, in his capacity as the organizer of the next Games in the Olympic cycle.

His team said the former canoeing gold medalist had "light symptoms" of the virus.

While the Beijing Games are the target of a US-led diplomatic boycott over China's human rights abuses, France has said it will send Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu, although she will not attend Friday's opening ceremony.

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