Events rescheduled as high winds sweep through PyeongChang Games

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By: Reuters |
Published: February 14, 2018 5:48 pm


Snow is blown by the wind as events get postponed at the PyeongChang Games. (Source: Reuters)

Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the PyeongChang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games.

Nordic combined, biathlon and Alpine skiing events were postponed or delayed due to weather conditions, Olympic organisers said as they rejigged the competition schedule and worked to limit damage sustained around venues.

At the Gangneung Ice Arena, the venue for figure skating and short track speed skating, a tent set up for security screenings lay flat on the pavement.

Olympic volunteers and reporters trudged with their backs to the wind, shielding their faces from the dust.

The Korea Meteorological Administration…

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