Keegan Messing tests negative for COVID-19, Olympic status still in limbo

Alaskan figure skater needs another negative test to travel and begin competing
Keegan Messing stuck in a Covid limbo
Published: Feb. 3, 2022 at 6:23 PM AKST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2022 at 6:43 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Keegan Messing, who was supposed to be competing in the short program team figure skating event for Canada on Thursday at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, has tested negative for COVID-19 but is still in Canada awaiting additional negative tests before he can travel.

According the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Alaska born figure skater has now tested negative for COVID-19 twice, but is still in Canada awaiting one more required negative test result before he can travel to Beijing and begin competing.

The delay caused Messing to miss the first event.

Alaska’s Sports Source reached out to Messing, who said that he could not talk about the situation at this time and did not confirm or deny that had tested positive for COVID-19. Messing also said that there will be more information in the coming days.

This is set to be Messing’s second Olympic games after competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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