Slovenia Snowboarder Tests Positive For Virus In Beijing

Jan 28, 2022, 11:56 AM
Zan Kosir of Slovenia...
Bronze medalist Zan Kosir of Slovenia celebrates during the Men's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Small Final on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — A snowboarder from Slovenia has tested positive for the coronavirus after landing in Beijing for the Olympics.

The country’s national Olympic committee says Žan Košir has taken a second test to confirm the result and is now in isolation.

Košir had been chosen as one of Slovenia’s flag bearers for next Friday’s opening ceremony.

The team says Košir has no symptoms and is staying at a special hotel with a gym and the equipment necessary to keep training indoors.

The 37-year-old Košir will have to self-isolate until he tests negative twice.

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