OLE Einar Bjoerndalen: the coronavirus has left the Chinese team in Europe

Multiple Olympic champion Norwegian OLE Einar Bjoerndalen, who coached the national teams of China, told reporters that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, they were forbidden to return home before the world Cup, which will take place in Italy.

As told by Norwegian specialist, the team had to perform at the Chinese winter games, but the starts of the tournament were canceled because of the epidemic: “We were driving to the Munich airport when the message came. We stopped all our machines, then came the head of the team and said that we were forbidden to go to China”.

this Bjoerndalen said that he was not very pleased that before the trip to the Italian Position on the planetary forum, the athletes would have to go 6 hard races in 8 days in the Chinese game: “all I was worried about the cold. Promised from minus 18 to 29 degrees. The load on the best athletes would be devastating.”

“Now we can prepare for the world Cup high, — quotes the coach of the Chinese newspaper VG.No. – We trained in Austria, and after the cancellation of the trip to China go to Germany. The facilities are excellent and we stay there until the world Cup. The ban on the trip to China was a plus for the future of the team because we were able to stay in Europe.”