British Athletics “trusts” Mo Farah and Hollie Arnold will make the “right decisions” concerning their Tokyo 2020 plans throughout their stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The duo are a part of the line-up for the ITV present, which begins on Sunday.
Last yr, Farah, 37, revealed his plan to return to the monitor and bid for a 3rd successive Olympic 10,000m title on the delayed Tokyo Games.
Arnold, 26, is seeking to defend her Paralympic F46 javelin title in 2021.
A consultant of Farah has confirmed to BBC Sport that provisions are in place for anti-doping testing to proceed as regular throughout his time on the TV present.
Because of coronavirus restrictions, this yr’s I’m a Celebrity is going down at Gwrych Castle in north Wales, reasonably than the standard Australian jungle location, and can final for 3 weeks.
“I hope by going on the programme, it inspires people,” mentioned Arnold in a press release.
“Yes I have a missing arm and I am in the Paralympics, but I want to show people nothing stops me and it shouldn’t stop anyone else either.”
British Athletics confirmed that in step with their coverage, they’ll droop the APA (athlete private award) funding for athletes concerned within the programme and can reinstate it as soon as they return to full-time coaching.
BBC Sport understands this can solely affect Arnold as APAs are means-tested and Farah’s industrial revenue makes him ineligible.
“We trust in them and their support networks to make the right decisions around their preparations before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics,” mentioned a British Athletics spokesperson.
Olympic champions Sam Quek (hockey) and Rebecca Adlington (swimming) have each taken half within the sequence in recent times, however after saying their retirements from their respective sports activities.
Both the Olympics and Paralympics, scheduled for final summer season, had been postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympics, which is able to nonetheless be referred to as Tokyo 2020, might be staged from 23 July to eight August 2021 and the Paralympics will happen from 24 August to five September 2021.