Fog delays start of alpine skiing world championships
SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - The alpine skiing world championships in Schladming got off to a false start when the women's Super-G had to be delayed because of poor visibility on Tuesday.
Scheduled for 10 a.m. British Time, the inaugural event of the skiing fortnight in the Austrian resort was pushed back several times by 15 minutes because of heavy fog on the piste.
The race can be postponed until 1 p.m. British Time before being called off and rescheduled for another day.
Schladming has not been too lucky with the weather so far as rain fell heavily in the last couple of days.
(Reporting by Manuele Lang; Editing by Mark Meadows)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- As Russian arms flow to Ukraine, more U.S. sanctions expected
- FIFA committed to 2018 World Cup in Russia
- Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble |
- China's Guangdong province removes over 850 'naked officials' from their posts
- EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope |