US Olympians must be vaccinated for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Shougang Park on December 16, 2020, in Beijing. - Lintao Zhang/Getty Images North America/TNS

All U.S. Olympians and Olympic hopefuls for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. All USOPC employees and contractors must be vaccinated by Nov. 1. Anyone hoping to be part of the U.S. delegation in Beijing must be vaccinated by Dec. 1. As with most organizational vaccine requirements, exceptions are allowed for medical and religious reasons. The International Olympic Committee has not issued any vaccine mandate for the Beijing Games, which start Feb. 4, 2022. Vaccine access remains inconsistent t...