Three Swiss team members test positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Alpine Skiing – FIS Ski World Cup – Soelden – Men’s Giant Slalom – Soelden, Austria – October 18, 2020 Switzerland’s Loic Meillard in action REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

ZURICH (Reuters) – Three Swiss national team skiers have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Friday’s Alpine Ski World Cup parallel giant slalom competition in Lech, Austria, the team said in a statement on Saturday.

Loic Meillard, Justin Murisier and Marco Odermatt had minimal cold symptoms, the team said, and were in isolation. Other team members had tested negative.

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Odermatt finished second in the giant slalom race which opened the World Cup season in Soelden, Austria, in October.

Reporting by John Miller; editing by Clare Fallon