Olympics-Alpine skiing-Women’s downhill training cancelled due to snow

FILE PHOTO: Yanqing Alpine Skiing Centre, a competition venue for Alpine Skiing during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, is seen in Beijing, China January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

February 13, 2022

YANQING, China (Reuters) – The second training session for the women’s downhill race at the Beijing Winter Olympics was cancelled on Sunday due to snowfall, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said.

Training was due to start at 11:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT). The race is scheduled to be held on Tuesday.

“Due to the snowfall the jury together with the organisers have decided to cancel today’s downhill training,” FIS said in a statement on Telegram.

The men’s giant slalom event is still going ahead, FIS said, although due to the snow the start intervals for the first group of racers have been lowered to one minute, 45 seconds, from two minutes.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings; Editing by Michael Perry)

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