SEISER ALM (Dagbladet): On Friday night, Emil Iversen confirmed to Dagbladet that there were no new cases of infection among the Norwegian boys in the national cross-country team.
Iversen came out of the main entrance to the Hotel Gstatsch (the hotel where most of the athletes live) and was on his way out for a run around 7 p.m., when he said the compensatory words:
– None of the men were injured today.
Later came confirmation that none of the women had been infected.
employment On Monday, news came that sprint coach Arild Monsen has tested positive for the virus. It was destined to be the start of a small mess with Corona in the Norwegian cross-country team.
The million questions everyone wants answered right now is:
How did the Corona virus succeed in bypassing the strict infection regime for the national team?
There are a few different theories then, but we don’t speculate on them much.
Maiken Caspersen Falla tells Dagbladet. The sprint specialist comes from one of the habits the national team uses when they are pushed back and forth in training at Caesar Alm. This is to reduce the risk of infection.
– What are those theories?
Of course, it’s just speculation. But there are those who contracted the virus then, or contracted it here. We don’t know, and we think we’ll never find out, she said.
The national team takes a PCR test every morning when they are at a training camp in Italy. On Thursday, Helen Vossholm told Dagbladet that every day without the virus is a great victory.
Caspersen Falla finds dealing with exams frustrating.
The problem is that many of the tests are somehow not identical. One can test negative in the rapid test, negative in the PCR test, but still be infected. So you are not sure that it works. Perhaps this is the main problem.
Dagbladet will also meet with national team coach Ola Figen Hatstad outside the Gstacht Hotel. He’s been working as a driver for the past few days, not training, he says and smiles.
He says the mood in the team was better.
– I won’t judge and say it’s too great. It is good depending on the circumstances. But this distinguishes the team, says the Olympic winner from Sochi in 2014, to Dagbladet.
Have you thought about how the infection can be transmitted to you?
– Obviously there will be speculations. I think when those with knowledge of infection control can’t figure it out, the rest of us shouldn’t have much of an opinion, but that’s clearly something we’re talking about, Hatstad says.
Then the mood sank
He says the mood on the women’s team was very good when they were told they had no new cases, but that the mood dropped sharply when they were told that Hegstad Kreuger had tested positive.
– It was a bit of a roller coaster. There was a good atmosphere in the girl group when we were told that the tests were negative, but we were told shortly after that Simen (Hegstad Krüger red.note) The test result was positive. Coaches say the mood has fallen off a lot.
Cross country guys go to Norway already on Saturday, and suburban women go on Tuesday. Johannes Hosfluth left Klapow on Friday.
On Friday, Dagbladet tried to get a comment from national team doctor Øystein Andersen. You did not answer our inquiries.
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