The Norwegian federation has confirmed last season’s overall champ, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, tested positive for the coronavirus after returning to Norway just days after racing in Soelden.

“I have mild symptoms, but my general condition is good. I am optimistic that I will get well fairly quickly, and I adhere to the current rules for infection control,” said Kilde in a press release.


No other Norwegian athletes tested positive, according to a statement from the federation.

“Aleksander followed all routines when he was abroad and after he came home to Norway, but still he has unfortunately been infected,” said national team doctor, Trond Floberghagen.

At this time, no decision has been made about a return to racing for Kilde.

“There is no wishful thinking, but he is a professional practitioner and must also deal with illness. He is a very professional and positive guy,” says sports manager Claus Johan Ryste. “Now the most important thing is that he is followed up by the health team, and is healthy and trusted. It is a little too early to say how it goes, but he has mild symptoms.”


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