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Olympics-Three NZ Olympians test positive for COVID-19 in Canada - reports

reuters.com · 12/30/2021 03:32
Olympics-Three NZ Olympians test positive for COVID-19 in Canada - reports

- New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Nico Porteous and his older brother Miguel have tested positive for COVID-19 five weeks before the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics, local media reported on Thursday.

Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous, both 20, won bronze medals in snowboarding and freestyle skiing respectively at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

The athletes were preparing for the Dec. 30-Jan. 1 World Cup events in Calgary, Canada and have reported mild symptoms, New Zealand's 1News said.

The Beijing Games begin on Feb. 4.



(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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