The athlete shared the brutal photographs on her Instagram, along with a lengthy message about how sick she is because of the food lacking basic nutrients. It should be noted, the food is allegedly being served to participants who test positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation at a local hotel.
In the picture, you can see it looks like a few plain noodles, a bone with some sort of minimal meat, and beans and potatoes. Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words — and this looks pretty bad!
Russian Athlete Shares Brutal Food Picture From Winter Olympics
Valeria commented on the picture, saying the food is inedible and she is getting served the exact same thing for “breakfast, lunch, and dinner for five days already.”
She continued, “My stomach hurts, I’m very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes. I want this all to end. I cry every day. I’m very tired.”
According to the Russian athlete, there is a lack of nutrition in the food — bad enough to have caused a swift drop in her weight. “My bones are already sticking out,” she wrote. Adding, “Today I ate all the fat they serve instead of meat because I was very hungry.”
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The quarantine hotels are the center of increased criticism due to the lack of basic amenities. Only SOME athletes are reportedly forced to live in the hotels, while other teams in similar situations are allowed to isolate themselves inside the Olympic village.
A Russian spokesperson shared a second picture of what he described as an improved meal that was delivered to Valeria following the complaints — that included salmon, cucumbers, sausages, and yogurt. She is “already smiling, and that’s the main thing,” he said in a message.
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Interestingly, the food in the main Olympic village is the exact opposite of what is going on in the quarantine hotel. American snowboarding gold-medalist Shaun White shared video and pictures of the dining hall which featured buffet food lines with options from cuisines from around the world. In the images, you can see a wide array of fresh fruit, fresh bread, and other items.
“Got a lot of questions about what we eat, and they’ve got literally everything,” White says in the TikTok video. The snowboarder scans the dining hall showing a section with a salad bar, a deli, and fruit. As he continues to pan, you can see booths for Chinese cuisine, Asian cuisine, World cuisine, pizza, and pasta.
“The food’s really good,” White concludes.
Winter Olympics Village Serves Cuisine From Around The World!
Plus, it’s not only Shaun who is pumped about the food selection. Maddie Mastro, another U.S.A. snowboarder shared a video from inside the Olympic village and it included steam broccoli, white rice, noodles, and congee. Other breakfast items included hard-boiled eggs, roasted potatoes, and omelets.
BTW — Some of the food is delivered with a machine that drops out of the ceiling and without human interaction, but that’s a whole different story!