"... As it stands, we can not guarwntre an infection-free path to and from Davos or Dresden. If things go wrong, the disease can have potentially serious consequences for the person infected. None of us involved are willing to take that risk" That's Per Andersson, Team Sweden head doctor. The day after the Norwegians have announced their decision to skip Davos and Dresden stages of the FIS World Cup, the Swedes are following the suit. Unlike their neighbours, Sweden hasn't yet decided on participation in Tour de Ski in January. With Swedish women so dominant in sprints this year Davos and, especially, Dresden would lose a quite a bit of its appeal to fans, alas
Norwegian ski association won't send its teams for the races in the next few weeks. That means that the FIS World Cup races in Davos , Dresden and the entire Tour de Ski shall take place without the strongest team participating. Says team manager Espen Bjervig: "In addition to the risk of traveling, we have experienced that keeping a distance and avoiding close contact in the World Cup arena is more demanding than we first assumed. Endurance athletes have their lungs as a tool, and we do not know the after-effects of Covid-19. Therefore, we must take precautions" Interestingly, the British national team , that is more or less permanently based in Norway and is coached by the Norwegians Jostein Vinjerui and Hans Kristian Stadheim are on their way to…
Tatyana Sorina of Russia beat Frida Karlsson and Ebba Andersson of Sweden on the final uphill in Ruka A reporter at the Swedish tabloid felt the urge to " D-word". Because, you know, tabloid reporters always do, it's for clicktrough rate. Husband & coach of Tatyana, Egor Sorin didn't let it pass and fired a salvo back: " Ludvig, are you incompetent or just an idiot?" reads a caption in pretty colloquial Swedish. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQVayzpBwV/?igshid=1sucgkmq2zn3t
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo will not compete in the World Cup the remainder of this year. "I feel that skiing and competitions are not important compared to the pandemic that is now raging in the world," the current World Cup leader says in the statement At the earliest, he is back in the World Cup when the Tour de Ski begins on New Year's Day. Klaebo, 24, has long said travelling in Europe in the middle of the current health crisis is dangerous and that he would decide whether to compete on case-by-case basis. "Everyone has to do their part - this is important and right for me to do"
Norwegian national team coach Eirik Myhr Nossum tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Finnish Ruka, it has been revealed. Nossum is in isolation, pending extra checks. The entire Norwegian squad has now been quarantined as well, staying away from the Ruka tracks As per new FIS regulations, one case in any team does NOT mean the whole Norwegian squad is out of competition but further positives in the team might lead to that. UPDATED:Nossum is not infected with the coronavirus after all: a series of new tests shows that the first was false-positive. Breath out, folks!