— Published 20 November 2020

Swedish women’s team placed in isolation

Chaotic start for the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Two days before the second stage, scheduled for Saturday 21 November with a slalom at the Finnish resort of Levi, the entire Swedish women’s team has been placed in quarantine. In question, the discovery of a positive case for COVID-19 within the management. Sweden coach Christian Thoma tested positive upon joining Levi midweek. Suddenly, the Finnish authorities decided to impose a quarantine on the entire Swedish delegation, including the skiers. Among them is Anna Swenn-Larsson (pictured above), the silver medalist last year at the world championships. “The whole Swedish team and the rest of our staff are under quarantine. The Finnish authorities made the decision”, explained national team manager Tommy Eliasson. “They acted on the basis of the precautionary principle and this decision applies until further notice. We are currently in contact with the Finnish health authorities to try to find a solution to bring home our staff and our skiers”. The Alpine Skiing World Cup kicked off last month in Sölden, Austria, with two giants on the schedule. The competitions, held behind closed doors, had no positive COVID-19 cases among the delegations.