Norway skips World Cup races over virus concerns

Norway’s cross-country skiers will not compete at upcoming World Cup events in Switzerland and Germany, the Norwegian Ski Federation said on Tuesday.The move is aimed at protecting skiers amid the coronavirus pandemic.Norway was also not planning to take part in the Tour de Ski events that are due to open on January 1.”It was a difficult decision but after extensive internal discussions we feel this is the right move, considering the situation for cross-country skiing,” said Torbjorn Skogstad, head of the Norwegian Ski Federation’s cross-county committee.Cross-country team boss Espen Bjorvig s…

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