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06 January 2012 12:59
A skier suffered a tummy bug ahead of a competitive race
News that a professional skier came down with a tummy bug on the slopes in Croatia rally hammers home the importance of taking out
medical travel insurance before leaving home for a winter holiday.
Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn finished ninth in a World Cup slalom after complaining of an upset stomach on a social networking site.
She tweeted: "Feeling absolutely terrible today. Didn't get to inspect the course but still going to try and race. Here goes nothing!"
Her condition appeared to blight her during her first run, as she only managed a finish of 24th place.
However, by the second go she had got on top of things, coming second only to Marlies Schild of Austria - who has won all three World Cup slaloms this season.
Her time in the first leg shows how when we're feeling unwell our performance can be affected on the slopes. With that in mind, it's always worth taking out
sports travel insurance to protect against any unforeseen accidents if you're skiing when not 100%.
28 April 2017
Holidaymakers will be able to jet off to eight new destinations from Belfast next summer, following the expansion of a budget airline.
27 April 2017
The port city of Liverpool is to be the starting point of the biggest round the world ocean race.
26 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters of patients diagnosed with cancer in A&E had previously seen their GP with related symptoms, according to research.
25 April 2017
Researchers recently suggested cycling could reduce the risk of cancer - and now a campaign has launched urging people to get on two wheels.
22 April 2017
The flag for Britain will be flown on a global scale at the forthcoming Clipper Round the World Race.
21 April 2017
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20 April 2017
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the way in which breast cancer grows and spreads.
19 April 2017
Budget airline easyJet has apologised over an incident in which two passengers were ordered to leave an overbooked flight.
14 April 2017
Holidays have topped the priority lists of people approaching retirement, with close to two thirds (64%) aiming to go on more trips once they leave the world of work behind.
13 April 2017
A major bank has outlined plans to become more "dementia-friendly".
12 April 2017
Restrictions should be put in place to curb the drinking of alcohol before early-morning flights, a House of Lords committee has suggested.
11 April 2017
Drivers heading to airports and ferry ports this bank holiday weekend have been told to expect heavy traffic.