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Poland ski jumping team not to compete at FIS Continental Cup in China******
WARSAW, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Polish Ski Association informed on Monday that the ski jumping team won't participate in December's FIS Continental Cup in Zhangjiakou, China, as they will compete in a simultaneous competition FIS World Cup in Wisla, Poland.。
The Poles are seen as one of the favorites to stand on the podium at the Winter Olympics. Olympic champion Kamil Stoch and his teammates haven't jumped on the Olympic hills yet as it was impossible to test the object due to the pandemic.。
For Poland there is a chance to visit the hills in Zhangjiakou on December 4-5 when the FIS Continental Cup takes place. However, the association decided not to go to China as Poland will host the FIS World Cup contests at the same time.。
"We considered flying to China and we analyzed all the pros and cons. However, it's logistically complicated for us as we would need a charter from Frankfurt, Germany. Acclimatization in China won't be a problem as every member of the team knows how to prepare for the competition," Jan Winkiel, general secretary of the Polish Ski Association, explained in an interview for local TV on Monday.。
"In December there will be completely different temperatures, humidity, winds and so on (compared to February). It's a challenge for us to compete on the hill which we didn't test, but the other teams are in a similar situation," Winkiel concluded. Enditem。
World's top tennis players headed to Adelaide ahead of Australian Open******
CANBERRA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nine of the world's top-10 ranked women's tennis players will start their 2022 seasons in South Australia (SA).。
The SA Government recently revealed the star-studded playing fields for the 2022 Adelaide International, which will be held from January 2 to 9.。
Australia's world number one and 2020 Adelaide champion Ashleigh Barty will be joined at the tournament by eight fellow top-10 players including former world number ones Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova and Victoria Azarenka.。
Reigning Adelaide International champion and world number nine Iga Swiatek will also return to defend her title.。
SA Premier Steven Marshall said the strong field means the "eyes of the world" will be on Adelaide, capital city of the state of SA, in the lead-up to the 2022 Australian Open, justifying the government's 44 million AUD redevelopment of the tennis center.。
Former world number six Gael Monfils, 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic and local hope John Millman will lead the men's field.。
"To have players the calibre of Ash Barty and Gael Monfils heading to Adelaide is such exciting news for all tennis fans," Corey Wingard, SA's Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, said in a media release on Friday afternoon.。
"The venue is looking fantastic and will be event ready for January with the project fully completed later in 2022."
Barty, the 2021 Wimbledon champion, in November became the fifth female player in history to secure the year-end number one ranking for three consecutive seasons.。
She ended her season early in October in order to be fully fit for the Australian Open after being knocked out of the Grand Slam in the quarter-finals in 2021. Enditem。
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Germany to offer 4th COVID******
Germany on Thursday recommended a fourth coronavirus vaccine for at-risk groups, following in the footsteps of Israel and several European countries.
Germany's STIKO vaccine commission said a top-up shot for the most vulnerable was necessary after recent data showed that "protection against the currently circulating Omicron variant wanes within a few months of the first booster vaccination.
The fourth jab should be given to people over 70 and anyone over the age of five with a weakened immune system, STIKO said, as well as to those working in medical and care facilities to limit the impact of quarantine and illness on staffing.
Israel became the first country worldwide last month to start rolling out fourth COVID-19 shots, initially to the elderly and health-care workers. It has since made the additional jab available to all vulnerable people over the age of 18.
Denmark, Hungary and Spain are also offering fourth jabs to high-risk groups, as are other countries including Chile and Brazil.
The move has not been universally welcomed, with the World Health Organization repeatedly warning wealthier nations that they cannot boost their way out of the pandemic.
"Blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than ending it, by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunity to spread and mutate," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in December.
Germany's decision comes as the European Union's most populous nation is grappling with record infection numbers fuelled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Germany recorded more than 236,000 new cases over the past 24 hours on Thursday, according to the Robert Koch Institute.
Just under 75 percent of the German population are double jabbed, a slightly lower rate than in other Western European countries such as France and Spain.
More than 53 percent of Germans are triple jabbed.
Germany only uses the mRNA vaccines made by BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna as top-up jabs.
STIKO recommended at least a three-month gap between the two booster doses for high-risk groups, and six months for health care workers and carers.
The expert body does not recommend a fourth dose for those who caught the virus after their third shot.