Allergies cause Norwegian skier to withdraw from Olympics

02/17/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Sochi – Norweigian skier Aksel Lund Svindal made the decision to withdraw from the Winter Olympic games on Monday due to allergies. As reported by Yahoo! Sports, Svindal, who won three medals in 2010 at the games in Vancouver, withdrew from his final race after competing in three events in Sochi so far.

Svindal is quoted as stating to the Associated Press of his decision, “There’s a lot of athletes that have some allergy against something here… I think it’s something from the concrete that’s in the air, like some fine dust. When I got here, I felt it, too. The doctors knew exactly what it was, because they gave me allergy medicine right away. It helps, but it’s kind of draining.”

Svindal is reportedly planning to remain in Sochi until the end of the games and later fly to Norway to compete in a World Cup stop the following weekend.

Svindal is further quoted as stating, “The fact is, even though I was close to medals, (these were) actually the worst races I did this year. That’s how stable the season has been. When that happens, I think you need to analyze and see what’s different. The only thing I can find that’s different is that I have to use medicines because of allergy.”

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