Olympic skeleton racer freed from Beijing isolation facility after tearful video plea for help
- Kim Meylemans wrongly taken to a second Covid facility
- IOC steps in and Belgian now feels ‘safe’ in Olympic village
Belgian skeleton racer Kim Meylemans has been freed from an isolation facility in Beijing following a plea for help in a tearful video posted on Instagram.
Meylemans confirmed that she now felt “safe” at the Olympic village after the Belgian Olympic Committee and the IOC stepped in when they learned she had wrongly been taken by ambulance to a second government facility and was told she would have to isolate for 14 more days due to Covid-19 concerns.