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27 January, Wednesday

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Babikov tested positive for COVID-19: Russian national biathlon team is isolated


The Russian team's performance at the Biathlon World Cup's first stage is under threat of disruption. Ufa athlete Anton Babikov had a positive test for the new coronavirus infection. A little later, two doctors and a team massage therapist reported positive results, according to sports media.

The Russians were isolated in the Finnish Kontiolahti, where the competition will start on Friday. It is reported that the decision on the Russian team will be made on November 26.

Earlier, the Bashinform News Agency reported that Russia at the first stage of the Biathlon World Cup would be represented by two Bashkir sports representatives — Anton Babikov and Eduard Latypov.

/translated by Tatiana Aksyutina
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