London 2017: 30 people fall ill after norovirus hits athletics event

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala turned away from stadium’s warm-up track by security guards after medical disqualification

At least 30 athletes and team members at the world athletics championships in London have been infected in a suspected outbreak of norovirus, public health officials have said.

Several competitors were forced to withdraw from events in the first half of the tournament after suffering symptoms including vomiting. Nine people were still affected by Tuesday afternoon, the organising committee said.

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