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Emily Diamond fears Covid rule breaches might result in removing of elite exemption

2021-01-13 09:39:14

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Do not destroy my Olympic dream! British monitor athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown guidelines might result in elite sport exemption being eliminated after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai induced virus spike

  • Elite athletes have been granted exemptions from Covid guidelines to coach and compete through the ongoing lockdown
  • However these privileges have come underneath scrutiny after a number of latest breaches
  • Footballers celebrating in teams on the pitch and in dressing rooms was a function of the FA Cup third spherical weekend
  • There was a Covid outbreak at Celtic following a coaching camp go to to Dubai
  • British monitor athlete Emily Diamond has urged sports activities stars to not break guidelines 

British athlete Emily Diamond has urged footballers to not destroy her Olympic probabilities.

Elite athletes have been granted particular dispensation to coach and compete through the coronavirus lockdown, regardless of the strict guidelines imposed on the remainder of the nation, together with a ban on indoor mixing between totally different households.

However this privilege has come underneath elevated scrutiny in latest days after footage emerged of groups celebrating in teams on the sector and in dressing rooms over the FA Cup third spherical weekend.

Retweeting a video of Chorley gamers celebrating their FA Cup win over Derby, British monitor athlete Emily Diamond urged footballers to not abuse elite sport exemptions

Diamond (second left) won bronze in the 4 x 400 metre relay at the Rio Olympics in 2016

Diamond (second left) gained bronze within the 4 x 400 metre relay on the Rio Olympics in 2016

Sheffield United players celebrate in a group during their win over Newcastle on Tuesday

Sheffield United gamers have a good time in a gaggle throughout their win over Newcastle on Tuesday 

Crawley Town celebrated on and off the pitch after their win over Leeds United in the FA Cup

Crawley City celebrated on and off the pitch after their win over Leeds United within the FA Cup

Scottish champions Celtic have been additionally criticised after a coaching camp in Dubai that has resulted in a serious Covid outbreak, whereas a number of Girls’s Tremendous League matches have been postponed after a number of gamers from totally different golf equipment additionally went to Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates has since been faraway from the UK authorities‘s journey hall record.

Diamond pictured at a training camp in Japan in May last year - the runner is hoping to medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Diamond pictured at a coaching camp in Japan in Might final yr – the runner is hoping to medal on the Tokyo Olympics 

And Diamond, a 200m and 400m runner who gained bronze within the relay on the Rio Olympics, is anxious breaches of Covid guidelines might make her preparations for the Tokyo Video games tougher.

Diamond retweeted a video of Chorley gamers celebrating their FA Cup win over Derby County on Saturday and wrote: ‘Please do not destroy it for all elite sport, soccer.’

And he or she instructed the BBC: ‘It might be a disgrace if these minority movies cease it then for everybody.

Chorley players celebrated their win over Derby by singing Adele's 'Someone Like You' in a packed dressing room at Victory Park

Chorley gamers celebrated their win over Derby by singing Adele’s ‘Somebody Like You’ in a packed dressing room at Victory Park

Relieved Chelsea players got close during the FA Cup victory over Morecambe after a bad run

Relieved Chelsea gamers obtained shut through the FA Cup victory over Morecambe after a nasty run

‘I did not imply to place all of the emphasis on soccer however I believe as a result of soccer clearly is such an enormous sport within the nation and it is obtained such an enormous fanbase and it will get a lot of the headlines.

‘I simply needed everybody who has been on condition that elite sport exemption to only not take that without any consideration and to not destroy it for the sportspeople on the market who aren’t taking it without any consideration and are being tremendous strict with what they’re doing.

‘Sure, you may nonetheless go to the monitor or nonetheless go to the gymnasium or soccer pitch to coach and have your match however as soon as that’s achieved you might be again to non-elite and the rules and the lockdown.’

Diamond is herself at the moment on a British Athletics coaching camp within the UAE. All of the athletes examined destructive for the virus within the newest set of checks. 



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