13 Feb 2022

World press given little freedom at Winter Olympics

From Sunday Morning, 11:20 am on 13 February 2022

International sports broadcaster Lavina Good is currently at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, where she has been working as part of the Olympic Broadcast Services team. Lavina was lucky enough to catch Kiwi snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott's epic final run in the women's snowboard slopestyle event, and later went on to call her gold medal ceremony. There have been issues for the assembled international media, though. Tight restrictions mean they are only allowed to leave their accommodation to go to venues and broadcast centres, while Wi-Fi is also very restricted. Search for 'Peng Shuai' and you get blocked. On the plus side, there are hardly any Covid cases. Lavina joins the show for an update on the Games and her experiences in Beijing thus far.

Fireworks explode over the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on February 4, 2022.

Photo: AFP

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