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Russian skate in critical condition after Olympics rehearsal accident

National News // Jan. 9, 2020

The opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics later today will be marred following an accident involving a Russian skater.

Pixabay Russian skate in critical condition after Olympics rehearsal accident

The 35-year-old woman was seriously injured after falling onto an ice rink while being hoisted by a cable as part of the ceremony rehearsals.

Lausanne police say she’s in a critical condition.

The accident happened at the city’s main hockey stadium – which is where the ceremony will be today.

The Youth Winter Olympics brings together over 1,800 competitors from around the world.

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