The International Ski Federation has decided that Lindsey Vonn will not be allowed to participate in the men’s World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise on November 24. The Federation said in a press release that "one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other and exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules." They welcomed Vonn to submit a request for to be a forerunner, testing the course before the men's race, but doing so would disqualify her from the women's event. "I'... Read More
Remember those big generators that were supposed to be used for the New York City Marathon that never happened? As of Sunday, they were still sitting near the finish line, not being used. In addition the generators, according to the New York Post, “20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar ‘space’ blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water” were still in boxes at the finish line. Race organizer... Read More
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Little more than a week after the deadliest East Coast storm in 15 years, a nor’easter is set to roll through New York and New Jersey on Wednesday. Meteorologists are predicting 55mph winds, coastal flooding, and up to three inches of rain in New Jersey. New York City could be hit with 40mph winds, heavy rain, and temperatures around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. “If we hadn’t just dealt with Sandy, I think it would be just our typical nor’easter,” said Tom Kines, a mete... Read More
After mounting opposition, Sunday’s New York City Marathon has been cancelled. According to reports, race organizers met this afternoon and came to the decision not to hold the race this weekend. This announcement comes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's reiteratation early today that the marathon would happen, saying “We can give people something to cheer about in what’s been a very dismal week for some people.” It's not clear yet whether or not the event will be reschedu... Read More
Race officials and Mayor Bloomberg have insisted that the New York City Marathon will take place as scheduled on Sunday, but the city’s residents aren’t sure they want it to.
The case for: The marathon brings in around $340 million in revenue for the city and also raises $34 million for charities. Tens of thousands have trained for the November 4 race date. And Mayor Bloomberg maintains that the city needs the morale boost: “This is a city where we have to go on.”
The... Read More