February 17, 2018 / 1:47 AM / 8 months ago

Olympics-Swiss skiers cleared to train after recovering from norovirus

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The two Swiss freestyle skiers who contracted norovirus at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have recovered and have been cleared to return to training, a team official said on Saturday.

Fabian Boesch and Elias Ambuehl were the first athletes at the Games confirmed to have been hit by the highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

Swiss team media official Erika Herzig told Reuters that both athletes were feeling better and would train ahead of Sunday’s slopestyle qualification.

“Elias did not have too bad of a case. Fabian was a little worse, but they are both okay now and will train,” said Herzig.

“We are very relieved.”

The men’s slopestyle qualification begins on Sunday at 1000 local time (0100 GMT). (Editing by Peter Rutherford; )

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