Several bodies advise not to bring personal electronic devices to the winter games in China. They want to avoid the possibility of information being stolen.
Striking advice from the BOIC. The organization asks athletes travelling to China for the Winter Olympics not to bring personal laptops or smartphones. ‘We prefer to play it safe!
However, the organization is already making devices and SIM cards available to the athletes for mutual communication.
The Winter Olympics will start in China on February 4, and it is feared that the country will spy on the influx of visitors via, for example, spyware.