Dutch speed skater praises Beijing winter Olympic Village for epidemic prevention

Speed skating training for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games continues at the “Ice Ribbon” national Speed Skating Stadium on February 3, 2008.On the afternoon of the same day, Dutch speed skater Patrick Royster told Beijing Daily client reporters after training that the relevant epidemic prevention measures in the Olympic Village are very safe.”It’s beautiful and the ice is getting better every day,” said Royster, who completed the training. “It’s my first time here and I thought the ice was a little bit soft, but with the hard work of the staff, the ice is in great shape and it’s great to train here.”When asked by the Beijing Daily Client how life was in the village, Royster replied: “It’s certainly different from when I was in Pyeongchang four years ago. The staff are doing everything they can to keep us safe, which is nice, and I think it’s all necessary.”Royster told reporters he had not been able to take part in a special Chinese New Year celebration, but joked: “A month ago, I already celebrated the New Year in Holland with my family, this time with my teammates.”Royster, 26, won silver in the men’s 1,500m and bronze in the men’s team pursuit in Pyeongchang.This season, he has focused on the long distance events, placing 9th overall in the men’s long distance standings at the Speed Skating World Cup.Source: Beijing daily client | journalists Xiao-song zhao process editor: U065 copyright statement: text copyright owned by Beijing news group, without permission, shall not be reproduced or adapted.

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