ORF moderator Rainer Pariasek can not report live from Beijing from the Olympic Winter Games 2022. Why that is so, we’ll tell you here.

On Olympic Games Without Rainer Pariasek, many TV viewers can not remember in Austria. Since 1998, the popular presenter has reported on the spot of the summer and winter games around the world. This series comes to an end. The reason for this is in the present time obvious.

ORF: Why is Rainer Pariasek not with Olympia 2022 in Beijing?

Cult presenter Pariasek has been positively tested on the coronavirus last Saturday. From the planned flight to Beijing on Monday was therefore nothing. There was the hope that Pariasek would be able to stand out at the Chinese capital at a later date, but this was rising from day to day. Now there is certainty. “Rainer Pariasek is unfortunately missing Olympia,” said orf -sportchef Hans Peter Trost of the daily newspaper kurier. Pariasek still can not show the required number of negative tests.

Pariasek has probably infected with the virus in the past ski races in Schladming or Kitzbühel. His quarantine spent and spends the 57 year old sports moderator at home in Lower Austria – with light cold symptoms.

Pariasek responded to his premature Olympia-out disappointed. “As for every athlete Olympia is of course for me as a moderator something very special. My CT value is probably still too low, so we decided together in the morning that I do not fly to Beijing. Of course, I’m sorry,” said that, “said He too krone.at.

The orf will not send a replacement for Pariasek to Beijing. Whether Pariasek in the course of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 from Vienna will intervene in the extensive ORF reporting, is not yet fixed.

Before Pariasek, orf-skiing commentator Michael Roscher and expert Martin Koch had to do without positive coronate tests on a trip to Beijing.

In social networks, many reacted disappointed with the Olympia from Pariasek. “Are we honest: # Oolympicgames just do not have fun without Rainer #pariasek…”, for example, Johannes Gaisfuss wrote on Twitter.

ORF: Why is Rainer Pariasek not with Olympia 2022 in Beijing? – also failures at the ARD

The orf is not the only TV channel in the German-speaking area, which must do without well-known commentators and moderators in Beijing. The ARD also has several failures to complain.

Due to a positive corona test before the departure, sports show moderator Michael Antwerpes can not travel to Beijing. Antwerpes is replaced by Markus Othmer on site.

Previously, from the sports show team, presenter Lea Wagner had to cancel their Olympic business trip, reporter Claus Lufen is located after a positive Corona finding at which at the time of entry is currently in the quarantine hotel.

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Olympic Games Year city
XIV. 1984 Sarajevo
XV. 1988 Calgary
XVI. 1992 Albertville
XVII. 1994 Lillehammer
XVIII. 1998 Nagano
XIX. 2002 Salt Lake City
Xx. 2006 Turin
XXI. 2010 Vancouver
XXII. 2014 Sochi
XXIII 2018 Pyeongchang