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Canucks COVID-19 scare was a false positive, but a real wake-up call

Canucks COVID-19 scare was a false positive, but a real wake-up call

The Vancouver Canucks are one of four NHL teams whose training camp has been disrupted by COVID-19.


The Canucks cancelled their practice entirely on Sunday, citing “an abundance of caution.” That they returned to practice on Monday was a positive sign. Or, rather, it was a negative sign: everyone on the team tested negative for the coronavirus.


According to Canucks head coach Travis Green, the cancelled practice was due to a false positive for a player on a COVID-19 test. The players get tested every day when they arrive to the rink and one of those tests returned positive, causing the team to cancel practice while waiting for the results of a follow-up test.


“We wanted to dr…

Milivojevic apologises for Covid breach
1:02am - Thu 07 Jan

Milivojevic apologises for Covid breach

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has apologised for breaching coronavirus rules after attending a New Year's Eve party. The 29-year-old Serbia midfielder was pictured at a gathering with at least seven other people. At the time, London was under tier four Covid-19 restrictions, in which households could not mix. "I want to publicly apologise for my actions on New Year's Eve," said Milivojevic on Wednesday. "As captain of Crystal Palace Football Club, I am fully aware that my responsibilities go beyond football, and that in this instance I have let the fans, the club, my manager and team-mates down. "In what is a really difficult and challenging moment for everyone, I am truly grateful that I am able to continue to do the job I love and I do not take this for granted. "I am very sorry to anyone who has been made to feel angry, hurt or upset by my actions. "I am making a donation to the local NHS service to help them continue their incredible work in our community fighting this virus." Fulham are looking into reports that their Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic allegedly broke coronavirus rules by attending the party. Restrictions in the UK have since increased and England is in a full national lockdown. On Tuesday, the Premier League said 40 players and club staff have tested positive for coronavirus over the past week - more than double the previous weekly high. Three matches in the English top flight were called off last week because of Covid-19 outbreaks at individual clubs. There were a number of apparent coronavirus breaches by players over Christmas and the New Year.
Tests at World Junior Championship reveal 10 positive COVID-19 cases
7:36am - 19 Dec 2020

Tests at World Junior Championship reveal 10 positive COVID-19 cases

Hockey fans will be getting a present on Christmas: the start of the 2021 World Junior Championship. At least, that’s the plan.


While the International Ice Hockey Federation has cancelled every other tournament on their schedule this winter, the World Juniors will still take place. Similar to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the tournament will be played in a quarantined bubble in Edmonton.


All of the teams from the ten countries participating in the tournament have arrived in Edmonton and underwent testing for COVID-19. Ten of the tests came back positive: eight players from Team Germany and two staff members from Team Sweden. 


The positive tests came as a surprise to Germany, wh…