Italian alpine skier Fanchini to miss fourth Olympics with tumour

Italian alpine skier Elena Fanchini announced Friday that she will not be able to compete in her fourth consecutive Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after being diagnosed with a tumour.The 32-year-old from Bergamo has been diagnosed with "a low-grade neoplasm that can be cured," the Italian ski federation said in a statement."Everyone has faced difficult times, moments when life puts us to the test," Fanchini, whose younger sisters Nadia and Sabrina are also elite Italian skiers, said on Facebook."Life has placed a new challenge on front of me, a serious thing...

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By: France 24 - Friday, 12 January

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