Olympic Sprinter Anneliese Rubie has conceded it was "frustrating” Olympic sprinters stuck in Sydney would not be afforded the same exemptions as NRL players to fly to Queensland.
Eight Olympic athletes are still in the process of relocating to Queensland for a training camp in Cairns in the hope of acclimatising to the heat ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, 12 NRL clubs have moved to south-east Queensland for a month, with players and staff members given exemptions to enter the state.
Ms Rubie said the athletes stuck in Sydney were initially delighted with the state government’s determination to grant NRL players travel exemptions.
Queensland authorities, however, has repeatedly rejected the Olympians’ request for an exemption.
“I’m not sure what the NRL situation is but yeah, unfortunately there’s obviously some difference and we weren’t provided the same exemption,” Ms Rubie told Sky News.
“We haven’t really been given too much information on what we could do that might change the situation.
“If it was to be approved it would be in pretty dire situations where we’d be in hotel quarantine separate from the rest of the team and only allowed outside for training in a separate venue."