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South Korean athletes have their own food service at the Tokyo Olympics

South Korean athletes will have their own catering service at the Tokyo Olympics due to contamination fears, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

The report says the South Korean Olympic Committee (KSOC) has set up a makeshift kitchen in three containers in the parking lot of a hotel about 20 minutes from the Athletes’ Village.

Fourteen chefs prepare three boxed meals a day for each team member, with over 400 boxes delivered to athletes and officials each day.

Yonhap said the decision to cook her own meals was due to Fukushima’s fear of food.

The city is the region of Japan exposed to high levels of radiation following a tsunami-triggered collapse at a nuclear power plant in March 2011.

The kitchen team will spend the entire Games at the hotel.

But the operation will have to be stopped if anyone tests positive for the coronavirus, Yonhap said citing Jeong Nyeon Goo, chief of operations at the national training center.

South Korean athletes have received local meals at the Olympics since the 2008 Games in Beijing, according to the report. (dpa / NAN) ()

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