Warm Weather Halts Snowboard World Cup Races

Deteriorating conditions in Sochi

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Unusually warm weather has forced the cancellation of Friday’s Snowboard World Cup races at Russia’s Sochi Olympics venue. Organizers merely postponed the races at first but were forced to cancel them entirely as the snow continued to deteriorate. Racers had complained about the rough conditions on Thursday as well.

FIS snowboard race director Uwe Beier admitted that holding consecutive events on the same slope may have made matters worse. “There is always a balance of risk if you run two events on two consecutive days on the same slope because you don’t have that much preparation time,” he said.

The races have been rescheduled for February 23rd in downtown Moscow.

Via 680 News

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