Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/17/2014 9:17 AM

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal pulls out of Olympics

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal addresses members of the media Monday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Svindal is leaving the Olympics because he has problems with allergies and fatigue, the Norwegian men's Alpine skiing coach said Monday.

      Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal addresses members of the media Monday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Svindal is leaving the Olympics because he has problems with allergies and fatigue, the Norwegian men's Alpine skiing coach said Monday.
    associated press

 
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Aksel Lund Svindal tells The Associated Press that he's skipping his last race at the Olympics because of allergies he thinks are "from the concrete that's in the air."

After training Monday, Svindal decided not to enter Wednesday's giant slalom.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Svindal says the allergies have bothered him since he arrived at the Sochi Games and that medicine has helped, "but it's kind of draining."

Svindal won three medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games and was expected to be a star in Sochi. But he failed to win a medal in three races this time, finishing fourth in the downhill, eighth in the super-combined and seventh in the super-G on Sunday as the defending champion.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here