What was feared in the last few days did not materialize. Because of the Omikron variant of the coronavirus, the women's ski races in St. Moritz seemed to have to be canceled, but the canton of Graubünden granted a special permit.

World Cup party possible in St. Moritz. The two women's Super G races do not have to be canceled due to the new Corona mutation.

That's what

  • The women's Super G races in St. Moritz can this year take place.

  • The reason for the concern was the new Corona mutation Omikron.

  • However, the organizers received a special permit.

First of all, take a deep breath: The women's World Cup ski races in St. Moritz can take place. The organizers will announce this on Thursday afternoon. «The canton of Graubünden has decided to host the St. Moritz Ski World Cup from 11th & amp; December 12, 2021 subject to conditions to issue a special permit for entry into Switzerland. This means that the quarantine will be made easier and the two Super-Gs in St. Moritz can be held as planned, ”said the organizers.

And further: “The exact provisions associated with this exemption are currently being examined. The organizing committee of the Ski World Cup St. Moritz adheres strictly to the measures in force by the federal government and the canton and has already included further safety regulations in its protection concept. »

This decision could not have been expected in this way. Because since Monday, Canada has been on the BAG's quarantine list because of Omikron, which was particularly problematic for the women in the Ski World Cup. Because: Everyone in the ski entourage would have to be in a 10-day quarantine for the first time after entering Switzerland. The canton of Graubünden has now changed this provision.

Quarantine extra sausage for YB

Already on Wednesday there was a quarantine extra sausage for athletes. In the afternoon, the Young Boys announced: “The Young Boys have received a special permit for away games in the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Youth League. Thus, after the return trip from the Champions League game Manchester United – YB on Wednesday, December 8th, the players and staff of the teams do not have to be in a ten-day quarantine. »

The Bernese pointed out that the players and the staff on Tuesday, December 7th, and the departure from the Wankdorf stadium via the charter flight to Manchester until the return trip on Thursday, December 9th, in a bubble strictly separated from the environment.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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