Audi FIS Women's World Cup races in Are (SWE) Cancelled
Due to the outbreak and situation with the Novel Coronavirus, the upcoming Audi FIS Women's World Cup races in Are (SWE) have been cancelled after new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders.
FIS is fully compliant with the instructions and decisions of the National and Regional Governments and their Health Authorities in any recommendation regarding public gathers that impact FIS competitions. .
The races in Are will not be replaced on the World Cup calendar and the 2019-2020 season is officially finished for the women.
Three members of the sponsor support team at the FIS Alpine World Cup have been placed under quarantine after experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus. One member showed symptoms in Kvitfjell (NOR) and immediately went into self-quarantine. He has subsequently tested positive tonight.
The members of the support team travelled to Are (SWE) and were immediately placed in quarantine without coming into contact with anyone in Are.
FIS is closely monitoring and actively following up this situation announced late afternoon today. Thanks to the procedures in place, and quick action by the Norwegian and Swedish medical staff, it is not anticipated that persons associated with the men's or women's Alpine World Cup have been affected.