Sport Maskless medallists hit with warning from IOC

10:01  25 july  2021
10:01  25 july  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Swimmers mingling during medal ceremonies have been warned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that they are not exempt from the strict COVID-19 protocols in place at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics officials' eyebrows were left raised after observing the behaviour of winners at this morning's medal winners in the finals of a number of men's and women's swimming events.

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Under the current regulations, athletes have been told to stay on their own podium step when accepting their medals, maintaining a distance from their fellow medallists.

All 12 swimmers in the women's 4x100m freestyle podium, including the gold medal-winning Australian quartet of Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell, Meg Harris and Emma McKeon, were pictured without masks on and were spotted hugging.

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Earlier, the three medalists in the men's 400m individual medley - American duo Chase Kalisz and Jay Literland and Australia's Brendon Smith - were also pictured maskless.

Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell posing for the camera: Australia's 4 x 100m women's relay team were pictured maskless with their gold medals © Getty Australia's 4 x 100m women's relay team were pictured maskless with their gold medals

The maskless photos which did the rounds earned the attention of the IOC, which once again stressed the stringent rules around the Tokyo Games.

"We would urge and ask everyone to obey the rules, whatever stakeholder you are," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.

"It is not a nice to have, it is a must have, both for the sports and for everyone involved.

"It sends a strong message so please follow the playbooks.

"We understand there is excitement and we feel for the athletes but unfortunately we have had to make the rules stricter.

"These messages are constantly passed, not just to athletes.

"It is in our interests and the interests of everyone."

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