The Latest: Curling worlds back on, now with masked players


Sumary of The Latest: Curling worlds back on, now with masked players:

  • The curling world championship playoffs resumed Sunday with players wearing masks after taking a day off due to a positive COVID-19 test inside the Calgary bubble..
  • The World Curling Federation first announced three positive, asymptomatic results during exit testing on Friday from teams that had not advanced to the playoffs..
  • Saturday matches were postponed for further testing, and one player on a playoff team also tested positive and was initially ruled out of the competition..
  • But the federation said that it consulted with Canadian health officials and decided to allow the player to compete..
  • In a statement issued on Sunday before resuming play with a triple-header, the WCF said the player tested positive on Friday had a follow-up test that was negative on Saturday..
  • had previously received a full vaccination — two doses — in his home country prior to the beginning of the championship,”.
  • “The facts surrounding this specific individual were argued to be strong enough for a re-evaluation of the earlier decision, after it was determined that it would put his teammates and opponents at a very minimal risk by participating in Sunday playoff games.”.
  • In Sunday matches, Switzerland defeated the United States 7-6 in a qualification game to advance to the semifinals against Sweden….

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