1 South Korean athletes will have their own catering service at the Tokyo Olympics due to contamination fears, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.
2 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.
3 Fourteen chefs prepare three boxed meals a day for each team member, with over 400 boxes delivered to athletes and officials each day.
4 Yonhap said the decision to cook her own meals was due to Fukushima’s fear of food.
5 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.
6 The kitchen team will spend the entire Games at the hotel.
7 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.
8 South Korean athletes have received local meals at the Olympics since the 2008 Games in Beijing, according to the report. (dpa / NAN) ()