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(Olympics) Women's alpine slalom event rescheduled due to bad weather

2018/02/14 11:47

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- The organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday rescheduled the women's alpine slalom event due to unfavorable weather conditions.

The women's slalom was scheduled to take place from 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Yongpyong Alpine Centre in PyeongChang, 180 kilometers east of Seoul. The International Ski Federation (FIS) jury and the local organizers first said the event had been pushed to 11:45 a.m. due to strong winds and bad weather, but around 11:20 a.m., they announced that the women's slalom will be staged on Friday.

This is the third time the organizing committee has rescheduled an alpine skiing competition due to bad weather. They previously rescheduled the men's downhill event originally set to take place at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, on Sunday. The men's downhill event was moved to 11 a.m. Thursday, while the men's super giant slalom was pushed back to 11 a.m. Friday.

On Monday, organizers also postponed the women's giant slalom event due to bad weather. The event was moved to Thursday.

Volunteers and officials remove installed facilities at Yongpyong Alpine Centre in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on Feb. 14, 2018. The women's alpine slalom event was moved to Feb. 16 due to bad weather. (Yonhap) Volunteers and officials remove installed facilities at Yongpyong Alpine Centre in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on Feb. 14, 2018. The women's alpine slalom event was moved to Feb. 16 due to bad weather. (Yonhap)

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