Slush Postpones Men’s Alpine Skiing

Warm temps make for dangerous conditions; no replacement date set
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 13, 2010 7:02 AM CST

(Newser) – The men's downhill at the Vancouver Olympics has been postponed because of a slushy course, the International Ski Federation said. The opening Alpine race was called off about seven hours before it was scheduled to start today. A replacement date was not immediately announced.

story continues below

The first women's event, the super-combined, was supposed to be tomorrow, and the decision to postpone that was made yesterday. Repeated snow, rain, fog and too-warm temperatures have turned the Olympic slopes into a soft, mushy mess too dangerous to be used for high-speed skiing. Only one of six training runs for men and women has been completed as planned. (Read more 2010 Vancouver Olympics stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.