Updated at 16:52,05-06-2020

Belarusian team gets poisoned at Biathlon World Cup


Last year, in Pokljuka, Darya Domrachava won the gold in the pursuit race.

Four national teams got poisoned at the third stage of World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia. All the girls from the Belarusian team had stomach problems.

The victims of an unknown virus were the teams of Austria, Belarus, Canada and Ukraine. Biathlete Megan Tandy of Canada lost consciousness after the second shooting, when she was getting to the highest rise of the track in Pokljuka. The coaches have not yet commented on the incident.

Belarusian athletes were the first to speak about poisoning – almost all of them felt bad. Nadzeia Pisarava vomited blood, an ambulance took the girl to the hospital in Ljubljana. Darya Yurkevich was hospitalized after her.

Austrian team doctor Gubert Burkgard also spoke about the problems of their team: “The boys had stomach problems, but we did not expect that this is an epidemic. Did something happen?” the doctor was quoted by the correspondent of the sports publication Championat.com.

Ukrainian athletes were the next to speak about the poisoning.

Perhaps biathletes were poisoned at the restaurant of their current hotel.