BEIJING (Reuters) – Germany will compete with out their determine skating pairs after Nolan Seegert examined optimistic for COVID-19 a second time and was isolating in a resort, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) stated on Thursday.
Seegert had been on the roster with accomplice Minerva Fabienne Hase for the teams competitors beginning on the Beijing Winter Olympics on Friday.
“Team Germany will compete within the group event however with out the pair,” the DOSB stated in an e-mail to Reuters.
“This approach, the opposite group members will check the ice in a contest and can get some expertise earlier than their particular person occasions.”
It added that whether or not Hase is taken into account an in depth contact of Seegert’s was nonetheless being decided.
The pair ranked third within the 2019/20 Grand Prix and fifth within the European Championships in 2020.
Numerous athletes have been dominated out of the Feb. 4-20 Games after testing optimistic on arrival on the airport, whereas others who’re asymptomatic are isolating.
(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Peter Rutherford)