Sweden skips World Cup races over virus concerns

Sweden’s cross-country skiers will not compete at upcoming World Cup events in Switzerland and Germany, the Swedish Ski Association said on Wednesday.”It was a very difficult decision, but the athletes’ health was taken into consideration,” Sweden team manager Daniel Fahraeus said in a statement.The move is aimed at protecting skiers amid the coronavirus pandemic.Sweden team physician Per Andersson and the athletes were consulted and “the medical assessment” was key for the decision to drop the competions, Fahraeus added.Andersson said they had looked at how the season opening event in Ruka, F…

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