As Team USA arrives in Beijing, China, for the start of the 2022 Winter Games, snowboarder Tessa Maud gave Inside Edition an exclusive tour of what the Olympic Village looks like.
The 18-year-old showed off the living room in her quarters, warning that it was a bit messy, and also modeled the team KN95 masks, which certainly are fitting for the times.
Maud also proudly displayed her favorite feature in living area — the smart bed she will be sleeping on. The remote-controlled bed has high-tech features that give sensations like ocean wave and zero gravity, and it can help elevate your feet and head.
Despite having all the amenities of their village, the athletes are kept out of the world by barricades and are closed off from the rest of the world. The athletes must follow strict social distancing rules and be tested every day.
Even though all the rules are in place, Maud still finds it exciting to tell Inside Edition. “it is just a dream come true”To be at The Olympics.
Maud and her roommate, will ride bikes around the Olympic Village to get to the 24-hour dining hall. Gloves are required as athletes collect their food, which is given to them by canteen workers in full hazmat suites. Everybody must eat in separate glass cubicles.
“It’s pretty locked down and COVID safe,” Maud said. “You have to wear gloves and you go around.”
She explained that there is a huge buffet in the canteen and they also offer KFC and Pizza Hut.