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Men's downhill race postponed amid bad weather

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-02-13

The first day of competition at the Vancouver Olympics has been deprived of its flagship event as heavy rain and snow forced the organisers to postpone the men's skiing downhill.

AFP - The men's alpine skiing downhill scheduled for Saturday has been postponed by at least two days due to heavy snow and rain at the site, organisers announced.

The International Ski Federation said that overnight snow and rain followed by mild temperatures during the day meant that skiing on the piste was out of the question.

"The piste has been badly affected these last two days by the mild temperatures and the himid conditions with snow and rain," said the FIS race director Gunter Hujara.

Weather conditions are expected to improve on Monday when the downhill could be held.

Already the women's super-combined, which had been scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed as practice runs had not been possible.

Date created : 2010-02-13

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