Norwegian Skiers, Other Olympic Hopefuls Positive For Virus

Jan 26, 2022, 6:57 PM
Heidi Weng - Cross Country Ski...
Heidi Weng of Norway competes during the 10km Women at the FIS World Cup Cross-Country Davos at on December 12, 2021 in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo by Federico Modica/NordicFocus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Federico Modica/NordicFocus/Getty Images)

OSLO (AP) — Two members of Norway’s women’s cross-country team and a U.S. bobsledder have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of next month’s Beijing Olympics.

Heidi Weng and Anne Kjersti Kalvå contracted COVID-19 at a training camp in the Italian Alpine resort of Seiser Alm and are now isolating.

Norwegian cross-country manager Espen Bjervig says in a video call their participation in the Olympics is uncertain.

Weng is the top-ranked Norwegian and a five-time world champion.

The team had planned to leave for Beijing on Thursday but will now be delayed.

Other countries also face tense waits to see whether their own infected athletes can recover in time.


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