WINTER OLYMPICS

Covid forces Swedish Radio to broadcast Winter Olympics from home

1:24 min
  • Swedish Radio's sports department has at the last minute decided not have its Winter Olympics studio in Beijing, after some technical staff already in the Chinese capital had to go into quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.

  • The hosts of the Olympic programming will now stay in Sweden, from where the shows will be broadcast.

  • "We've got reporters on-site to do interviews", says Markus Boger, head of the sports department, adding that it's unfortunate not to have everyone in Beijing as originally planned.