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The number of viral infections at Winter Olympics is more than tripled

The organizers of the Winter Olympics 2018 have mobilized all human resources and resources to prevent the spread of norovirus on a large scale, possibly spreading the athletes after the number of cases nearly tripled overnight.

According to Reuters, none of the 86 athletes were identified as infected with the virus causing vomiting and diarrhea. Two days before the opening of the Winter Olympics last year, organizers said they were doing everything they could to ensure the outbreak did not break out. Because if any athlete is infected, especially the famous stars, it will put the Korean host in a dilemma.

Accordingly, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a press conference to inform the situation related to norovirus disease. Mr. Kim Hyun-Jun – director of the center, said: “On 6.2, we recorded 32 cases, but today we confirm an additional 54 cases, bringing the total to 86 norovirus infections”. According to local media, three of the infected cases were in the food preparation section of the media village, the journalists’ accommodation area. Therefore, the virus may have spread through contaminated food and water.

Earlier, South Korea sent 900 soldiers to guard the 2018 Winter Olympics venues in place of 1,200 security personnel withdrawn and quarantined after the norovirus outbreak. Security personnel are currently gathered at the young athlete training center in Pyeongchang, separate from the Olympic venues this winter, which is considered the “epicenter” of this virus infection. Mr. Kim stressed that no athlete had been recorded to be infected with the virus. They would do their best to prevent any kind of accident that could prevent them from competing and enjoying the annual event.

According to AFP, quarantining infected people for 48 to 72 hours, and installing hand sanitizers at venues are two of the emergency measures imposed by organizers. Lowell Bailey – American triathlon winter (skiing, cross-country, shooting), expressed his concern on AFP: “I think athletes have endurance, we always trying to find the right balance between light-headed episodes and maintaining a comfortable mood in this situation: an epidemic occurs, someone is infected but the key is to keep focus and follow the what can be done”.

Winter sports that you can play in London

Do you want to brush up on your skating and skiing without leaving the city? From casual days to private lessons with experts, we’ve covered you.

Skating

London now offers a number of different skating options in some pretty spectacular locations. For those looking for a slice of history with their skates, the Tower of London, the Hampton Court, the Somerset Building and the Natural History Museum, all have an ice rink, with plenty of eateries and bars nearby to enjoy wine every year. For something a little more modern, the Ice Rink Canary Wharf offers an option under its glass roof protection, meaning you can enjoy whatever the weather is.

Skiing & snowboarding

Chel-Ski offers skiers and skiers the opportunity to hone their skills on their slopes. This indoor ski center has basically large treadmill, in which speed and slope can be adjusted according to the expertise of those on the slope at the time. For a full slope that’s in London, the Sandown Ski Center in Esher has an all-weather slope where you can ski by chance or sign up for lessons.

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey fans can head to Lee Valley Ice Center, home to London Raiders and Eastern Stars, while the beautiful Alexandra Palace hosts Haringey Huskies, and Streatham Redhawks represent South London. Most teams play on different levels of the England National Hockey League with tickets available for their belongings. Those who want to participate in the best play should go to the English Hockey Association to find their local club.

Speed ​​skating

OK, so it is not quite in London, but the Aldwych Speed ​​Club provides everyone from beginners to giving professionals the opportunity to improve their skills and exercise on the post. sing long and short of them. While not specific to speed skating, the Lee Valley Ice Center (mentioned above) offers skating lessons, from toddler classes to private sessions.

Sledding

The simple answer is that anywhere with a hill once the snow has decided to fall enough to go outside and enjoy it, rather than the usual London brown mud. There are several parks and commons with wonderful hills that suddenly become ski slopes once covered in snow. Greenwich Park, Primrose Hill, Streatham Common, Brockwell Park, and Hampstead Heath are probably the group’s options.

President Putin confirmed Russia did’nt boycott the Winter Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would allow the athletes to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea as a neutral athlete rather than boycott the sports competition.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to ban Russia from attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over allegations of doping. The IOC ban has caused fierce opposition among Russian politicians and athletes. Many sources believe that Russia may boycott the 2018 Winter Olympics by banning its athletes from going to Korea.

However, during a speech when visiting a car factory in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on December 6 (local time), Putin affirmed that Russia allowed its athletes to participate in the Olympic Games in South Korea as how athletes are neutral.

“We do not boycott the Olympic Games. Russia will not stop our athletes if they want to participate in the Olympic Games in Korea as a neutral athlete. The Russian athletes spent a lot of time and enthusiasm for the opportunity to compete in the Olympics. Being at the Olympics is so important to them”, said Putin.

Despite not boycott the Olympics, Putin harshly criticized the IOC’s decision to be staged and politically motivated. The Russian leader also echoed his view that there was no way the Russian government-sponsored athletes using doping.

“Most of the allegations are based on unverified and unfounded evidence”, Mr. Putin said. The evidence only revolves around the testimony of one person (former director of Russian doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, who is currently a refugee in the US).

Earlier, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, urged politicians, athletes and fans to stay calm before the IOC ban. Mr. Dmitry Peskov said that all reactions are wrong if carried too much emotion and have not been thoroughly analyzed.

In related developments, the host country of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Korea, said that they want Russia to attend this meeting. Lee Hee-beom, the head of Olympic Pyeongchang 2018, confirmed that they would ask the IOC to reconsider the decision. Mr. Lee told the Korean press: “We want the 2018 Olympics to be crowded with countries and players”.

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