according to cas, the popular Holmenkollen winter sports arena was a special one, for a number of reasons. To start with, was developed in the race into an event that none of us had ever expected.
Therese Johaug was leading with 1 minute, 9 seconds, and it seemed to go against even a superior work – when Frida Karlsson, all of a sudden started to catch up. Just before they entered the stadium, where Karlsson is at the back of Johaug, and inside the finish she was able to move away and take his first world cup victory.
But it was completely empty in the stands.
the Stadium at Holmenkollen arena in oslo had in fact been shut down, in order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
" of course It was great that it was deserted at the stadium. However, looking at the forest, it was really a festival for the people, " says Karlsson after SportExpressen to reach her after the race.
”Became an almost nermejade”
thousands and Thousands of skidfantaster were gathered there along the trail, which the organizers did not have the opportunity to shut off. The tv images of the race, you could see them wave their flags and cheer on the athletes.
But there was also a fill-in.
According to a Norwegian police officer, received a 20-inebriated people are turned away from the field on Saturday, all of which were minor. A 17-year-old man was also arrested for beating a person in the face.
It was also out of the race, and, to a certain extent.
in the Midst of according to cas, there was a drunk man who ran into the track, and ran in to a few of the riders who came running. Heidi Weng and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen were among those who were affected.
"We were close to nermejade," says Weng, to the Stage.
" We had to change the track when he was running. It could have been really bad, it was just luck that it worked out fine.
" That's a bad thing that stuff like that happens. It's not the way it's supposed to be.
the Criticism from Sweden.
Mattias Persson, was on hand at the Holmenkollen arena in oslo as the leader of the team. According to him, was not Sweden's rider of the drunken man.
"Not as far as I know, in any case, it was not mentioned afterwards," says Persson.
" I will be very annoyed. Inside the barricade, where it needs to be a high level of security. It cannot be allowed to happen to people on a race track. And the fact that such a large and well-respected, the organizer can not be sure that it does not come up on the stage, which I think is actually good enough.
" That's what it was. And we all know how people can be drunk. However, in a concentrated path, and so there wasn't a lot of places to have a birthday party, and at the same time be in the vicinity of the track. It was a rather limited area of half a mile.
" But you... you always learn something new as a manager.
the world Cup continues this weekend with a double-sprinttävlingar, Quebec, Canada.
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Updated Date: 09 March 2020, 16:00