Original title: Beijing Winter Olympics丨Hungarian short track speed skating star Liu Shaoang infected with new crown

  Xinhua News Agency, Budapest, January 24 (Reporter Chen Hao) The Hungarian Skating Association announced on the 24th that Hungarian short-track speed skating star and Olympic champion Liu Shaoang tested positive for the new crown.

  "Liu Shaoang tested positive for the new coronavirus," the association said in a statement, adding that medical staff from the Hungarian Winter Olympics team were handling relevant matters in accordance with international practice.

  According to reports, Liu Shaoang has no symptoms and is still training to prepare for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  The Hungarian Skating Association said that Liu Shaoang's teammates hoped that he would join them in Beijing after meeting the epidemic prevention requirements.

  In addition to Liu Shaoang, the Hungarian men's short track speed skating relay also includes Olympic champion Liu Shaolin, American-born Krueger, 19-year-old Nogradi and 26-year-old Varniu, who have never participated in the Winter Olympics.

  Brothers Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang, who won Hungary's first Winter Olympic gold medal in Pyeongchang four years ago, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency in early January that they were eager to defend their titles in Beijing.