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Team USA Chiropractor Apologizes for Comparing Olympic Covid Rules to Nazi Germany

TOKYO (AP) – The chiropractor for the American women’s wrestling team has apologized after comparing Olympic COVID-19 protocols to Nazi Germany in a social media post.

Rosie Gallegos-Main, a chiropractor for women’s wrestling since 2009, said in a letter to {the united states} Wrestling Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee on Wednesday she was sorry “for my poor judgment and my choice {to talk about} this message.”

The post, {{delivered to} her Instagram and Facebook accounts {the other day},|week {delivered to} her Instagram and Facebook accounts last,} was flagged by both {social media marketing} platforms for spreading misinformation.

“We went from ‘Flattening the curve in 14 days’ to ‘Going door-to-door to see your papers’ … Gotta admit, {I did so} N-A-Z-I {that certain} coming,” the post said.

Gallegos-Main deleted her post hours {following the} Associated Press brought it to {the eye} of {america} Olympic & {Tuesday paralympic Committee on.}

She will {be permitted to} finish her planned stay at USA Wrestling’s pre-Olympic camp in Nakatsugawa, Japan. {That is} her third Olympics with women’s wrestling, although {she actually is} not a {area of the} accredited U.S. delegation in Tokyo. {{She’ll} also {be asked to} undergo diversity,|{She’ll} {be asked to} undergo diversity also,} {inclusion and equity training.}

“The USOPC {will not} condone or tolerate any behavior that intentionally offends or attacks others,{wednesday ” the USOPC said in a statement to the AP on.} “The post {that} volunteer shared {is totally} inconsistent {with this} values and we made this clear to her {when} we became {alert to} it.

“As shown through her prompt removal of the share and her apology, she has shown clear remorse and committed to an educational process with DE&I experts. The USOPC will work with USA Wrestling to see that she gets that educational resource and understands our organization’s shared global purpose of building a better, more inclusive world through sport.”

Gallegos-Main said she “{didn’t} put any thought into {the way the} ending of the meme might affect others” and says she was placing “an {focus on} coercion by authorities, {{instead of} anything {regarding} Germany and the Jewish people.|than anything {regarding} Germany and the Jewish people rather.}”

“I {right now|today} see that {they are} {connected} and can’t be {divided},” she wrote. “{I’ll} never {utilize this} word again {in virtually any} form {that will not} have {an effective} foundation {because of its} usage, {{such as for example} in {a brief history} lesson or in educating {individuals} about the past.|{such as for example} in a {previous} history lesson or {inside} educating people {concerning the} past.}

“I’m {seriously} saddened by this and {desire to} apologize for my {bad} judgment and my {option|selection} {to talk about} this message. {I’m} also sorry {that} {might have been} a distraction for the delegation {that ought to} be {centered on} supporting our {sports athletes|sportsmen} to {the very best} of our {capability}.”

The {approximately} 22,000 {sports athletes|sportsmen}, officials, coaches and {press|mass media} {which have} traveled to Japan for the {Online games|Video games} {you live} under strict {limitations} {to avoid} a surge in infections {on the list of} country’s general population. {Japanese authorities said {Mon} that 21.|{Mon} that 21 japanese authorities said.}6% of the nation’s 126 million population is fully vaccinated.

Foreigners {have already been} required to {offer|supply} {proof} negative virus {assessments|checks|testing|exams|lab tests} within 72 {hrs} of departure for Tokyo {and so are|and therefore are} being {examined} throughout their stay. {Tourists} have spent {hrs} waiting for paperwork {authorization|acceptance} at airports, and {site visitors|guests|website visitors} have been {mainly} barred from interacting with the Japanese {general public|open public|community} during their first 14 days in the {nation}.

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