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updated: 2/16/2010 9:33 AM

Snow forces more delays in Alpine schedule

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WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Another snowstorm in Whistler has led to yet another postponement in the Alpine skiing schedule at the Vancouver Olympics.

The men's super-combined race Tuesday was called off due to heavy snowfall throughout the night and soft conditions on the lower section of the course.

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No new date was immediately set, although officials had indicated on Monday that the race would be moved to Friday if it had to be delayed.

It's the third race that has been postponed on the Alpine schedule following the mix of warm temperatures, snow, rain and fog that wreaked havoc with the Alpine schedule last week.

Of the four Alpine races scheduled so far, only one has gone off -- the men's downhill Monday was won by Didier Defago of Switzerland.

The women have gotten in only one official training run, a split session Monday. The women's downhill race is scheduled for Wednesday and the women's super-combined has been moved to Thursday.

Women's downhill training Tuesday also was canceled, although since the women already got in a full training session Monday, their downhill race can go off as planned.

With the men's super-combined now likely moved to Friday, the women's super-G on Saturday will probably be followed by the men's super-G on Sunday and the men's giant slalom pushed back to next Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Sunny weather is forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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