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Norway snowboard ace hit by illness in Sochi
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Norway snowboard ace hit by illness in Sochi

Published: 04 Feb 2014 10:03 GMT+01:00
Updated: 04 Feb 2014 10:03 GMT+01:00

Norwegian snowboarder Silje Norendal has been taken ill in Sochi, Russia, putting the participation of yet another of the country's gold-medal hopefuls in question.

Norendal, 20, was removed from the Olympic village on Monday to prevent her from infecting other athletes with her flu-like illness, and prescribed a course of antibiotics. 
 
"She has a cold with a slight fever, but I hope she will be able to snowboard when the quarter-final comes on Thursday," Marit Norendal, the athlete's mother, told The Local.  "She got a dose of antibiotics.  She may already be training now, but I don’t know." 
 
According to Norway's Laagendalsposten newspaper, another of Norway's snowboard squad, Gjermund Bråthen, is also unwell. 
 
A third snowboarder, Torstein Horgmo, was hospitalized on Monday after a crash in training. 
 

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