The FIS Women’s World Cup races in Are, Sweden have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak following new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden – impacting on New Zealand skier Alice Robinson.

The Swedish resort was due to host the final three races of the World
Cup season this week — a parallel giant slalom, giant slalom and
slalom.

The races in Are will not be replaced on the World Cup calendar and the 2019-2020 season is officially finished for the women.

Previously the World Cup finals scheduled for the Italian resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo were cancelled due to the outbreak.

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 Norway and immediately went
into self-quarantine. He subsequently tested positive last night.

The members of the support team travelled to Are were immediately
placed in quarantine without coming into contact with anyone in Are.

Robinson is in Are and is in fifth in the Giant Slalom World Cup placings.

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