COVID: Italy pulls team from cross-country skiing worlds

(ANSA) – ROME, MAR 3 – Italy on Wednesday withdrew its team
from the cross-country skiing world championships at Oberstdorf
in Germany after some cases of COVID-19 were found in the
technical staff.
    The team will return to Italy later Wednesday.
    The decision to withdraw the team was taken by the head of the
national cross-country skiing federation on the advice of the
team doctor.
    The worlds have five days still to run.
    Sources said that a skiman, ski jumper Jessica Malsiner, the
team chefs and another member of staff tested positive for the
virus. (ANSA).


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