August 14, 2020 – Croatian skiers Filip Zubcic and Istok Rodes have tested positive for the coronavirus.
HRT reports that Zubcic and Rodes were soon to start preparations with the rest of the Croatia ski team in Switzerland, but are now forced to spend 14 days in self-isolation.
The Croatian skiers felt their first symptoms during fitness training in Delnice. At first, they thought it was a virus, but were tested just in case.
“I felt a little weaker, had a mild fever and headache and I thought it was some kind of summer virus. However, as the coronavirus is current, and we needed to travel with the rest of the national team, I decided to get tested so as not to endanger everyone else,” Zubcic said.
The new World Cup season should start a week before planned, i.e., October 17, with the women’s giant slalom in Sölden, Austria. The day after, a giant slalom is scheduled.
The races were moved forward after the Austrian Ski Federation requested and obtained permission from the International Ski Federation (FIS) to ensure the best possible safety conditions for the competitors.
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