Team GB athletes offered temporary phones over China spying fears

  • British delegation can take own devices to Winter Olympics
  • Dutch Olympians told to leave phones at home

The British Olympic Association will offer temporary phones to Team GB athletes and staff at next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after fears they could be spied on by the Chinese government.

While the British delegation will not be banned from taking their own mobile devices, they have been warned against doing so by the BOA because it fears the authorities could install spyware to extract private information or track future activity.

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