- Eric Frenzel and his team-mate Terence Weber have examined COVID-19 positive.
- The German Olympic Sports activities Confederation confirms cases shortly earlier than the opening ceremony.
- Each are in quarantine however are nonetheless hoping to have recovered in time to compete at the Video games.
BEIJING: Germany’s three-time Olympic nordic mixed champion Eric Frenzel and his team-mate Terence Weber have been confirmed Friday as having examined positive for COVID-19 at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The German Olympic Sports activities Confederation (DOSB) confirmed the cases shortly earlier than the opening ceremony within the Chinese language capital.
Weber and Frenzel have been amongst six athletes who examined positive for the coronavirus after a part of the German team landed at Beijing airport on Thursday.
Of the six members of the German team who initially examined positive, solely Frenzel and Weber have been confirmed to have the coronavirus after re-testing.
“The athletes had already been separated from the team after the first test. Currently, there are no so-called close contacts for either of them,” the DOSB stated in an announcement.
“The four other suspected cases from the skeleton and ice hockey teams were not confirmed after two rounds of re-testing,” the DOSB added.
Each Frenzel and Weber are in quarantine however are nonetheless hoping to have recovered in time to compete at the Video games.
The German team now has three confirmed COVID-19 cases after determine skater Nolan Seegert examined positive on Wednesday.