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First Olympic delay: Women’s super-combined (“The snow is too heavy,”)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/10 | Graham Dunbar - ap

Posted on 02/12/2010 2:24:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP)—Snow conditions forced the first delay at the Vancouver Olympics, postponing the women’s super-combined Alpine race.

The women had been scheduled to race Sunday, and a new date has not been set yet. A heavy overnight rain made the course soft and unsafe.

“The snow is too heavy,” women’s race director Atle Skaardal said Friday.

The status of the men’s downhill race, which is scheduled for Saturday, also is in jeopardy.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2010olympics; 2010vancouver; delay; olympic; supercombined

1 posted on 02/12/2010 2:24:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s what halted my skiing career.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 2:25:51 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not getting why you posted this here.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 2:27:37 PM PST by heysean
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To: Man50D

For me it was standing up on slippery things in very cold weather.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 2:28:01 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: heysean

I’m not getting why you posted this here.

Why this post?

This will be blamed on Global Warming by nightfall.

Welcome to FR, btw.


5 posted on 02/12/2010 2:30:11 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: heysean
I’m not getting why you posted this here.

I'm not getting your not getting it. I have seen many news articles posted here. Some people actually seem to make a habit of it.

6 posted on 02/12/2010 2:30:14 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is really good news for the sensational American downhiller Lindsey Vonn. She suffered a bad bruise in training and every day makes if more likely she can compete in this event. She's the best hope for a slew of American medals in the downhill events.
7 posted on 02/12/2010 2:31:25 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Onelifetogive

Hi.. MY name is NormsRevenge and I post on FR.. FRequently :-}


8 posted on 02/12/2010 2:34:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: colorado tanker

I hear she was wrapping her shin in some euro cheese or sumthin.. whatever it takes. ;-)


9 posted on 02/12/2010 2:35:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

She’s bad hurt and desperate. I hear she’s using everything from high tech medicine to quackery. I agree, whatever it takes!


10 posted on 02/12/2010 2:38:12 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I feel for her, years of training and it was all clicking for her.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 2:41:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Well, see, OLTL, the Olympics begin tonight. IIRC, during the Olympics, we regard news of said O’s to be news, not just sports.

Norm, thanks for posting.

OLTL, do you ever wonder what Norm’s revenge is???? I don’t want to know! :)


12 posted on 02/12/2010 2:43:02 PM PST by blu (Graffiti the world, I've seen the writing on the wall...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Why this post? This will be blamed on Global Warming by nightfall. Welcome to FR, btw. Oh, gotcha. They're even blaming rain on global warming nowadays? Damn. If someone does end up blaming last night's rain on that, please post the link, that'd be nuts. I've been hanging around here for a little while now, but thanks for the welcome, nice to meet ya! :)
13 posted on 02/12/2010 2:44:26 PM PST by heysean
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To: NormsRevenge

I was on call to do a demo run for the downhill team but I guess that is on hold now, too.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 2:46:06 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: NormsRevenge
“The snow is too heavy,” women’s race director Atle Skaardal said Friday.

Looking at it from another perspective: What a bunch of pansies!

Back when I raced, in the '60's, you took what ya got! Ice. Slop. half bare slopes... whatever it took is right!

15 posted on 02/12/2010 2:46:19 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m cynical enough to believe this site for the Winter Olympics (Whistler, near Vancouver, near the coast) was picked because of it’s variable winter climate (tending towards warm spells) as a huge commercial for global warming.

Liberals don’t do maps, logic, or any other form of research or critical thinking. To them, if the Winter Olympics on television has melting snow, then carbon-dioxide-based, anthropocentric global warming is an obvious fact, polar bears are in danger, and conservatives are gas-guzzling, carbon-belching monsters who need to be killed in the name of peace - pass the chianti, darling.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 2:46:48 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: heysean

Enjoy it while ya can!


17 posted on 02/12/2010 2:46:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Tomorrow's headline today:

Relay Delay!


18 posted on 02/12/2010 2:47:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Talisker

Quebec City was the other city in the competition for Canada, it lost obviously, heck Banff must have some snow but that is way out in the boonies..


19 posted on 02/12/2010 2:48:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: JDoutrider
Looking at it from another perspective: What a bunch of pansies!

Foul Language! Don't click on this link.

20 posted on 02/12/2010 2:50:12 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Is this natural snow, machine made snow or snow trucked in from other areas? Maybe they should have held the winter olympics somewhere snowy like Atlanta.
21 posted on 02/12/2010 2:50:14 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The MSM will play up global warming big-time during the Olympics.

It's Canada ya know.

How long has Vancouver, BC been know as the banana belt of Canada?

Perhaps some FRiends from Canada will let us know.

22 posted on 02/12/2010 2:50:20 PM PST by 386wt
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Extended Forecast

Banff
http://weather.yahoo.com/canada/alberta/banff-8465/

Vancouver
http://weather.yahoo.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-9807/


23 posted on 02/12/2010 2:50:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Talisker
Bingo! See my post 22.

BTW Squaw Valley down this way, has a 110" base today.

24 posted on 02/12/2010 2:56:41 PM PST by 386wt
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To: NormsRevenge
Enjoy it while ya can!

Lol, you too man :)
25 posted on 02/12/2010 3:03:39 PM PST by heysean
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To: Man50D

Greg Johnson and Ron Rupert are there from The Beaver Creek Race Dept. Greg is the FIS Tech. Deligate and Ron is head of course prep. They are the best in the business. NO racing will happem if conditions are not safe!


26 posted on 02/12/2010 4:27:28 PM PST by WellyP
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To: WellyP
NO racing will happem if conditions are not safe!

Then I'm not going to Vancouver!
27 posted on 02/12/2010 4:28:35 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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