Olympic Downhill Postponed Until Thursday

An update has just been issued by International Ski Federation relative to weather situation in Jeongseon (Sunday - 8:15 a.m. KT) Due to the strong wind and the forecast for today the jury together with POCOG have decided to postpone today’s men’s downhill to another date.

The jury has decided to switch the official program and has reschedule the men's downhill for Thursday, February 15 start time at 11:00 a.m. KT (9:00 p.m. ET Wednesday) and the men's super-G on Friday, February 16 start time at 11:00 a.m. KT

Based on the official forecast the jury has also cancelled tomorrow’s AC DH training - next team captain's meeting Mon Feb 12 16:00 for the AC - training info for today will be communicated soon. The decision was taken with gusts of up to 72km/h expected to continue throughout Sunday, the International Ski Federation said.

In a statement U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Sasha Rearick, Men's Alpine Head Coach (in Jeongseon) said "We kind of expected this downhill to be postponed due to wind, but at the same time the guys were charged up and ready to go. With this being an outdoor sport, it is not abnormal. The excitement, the energy on the team right now is fantastic. I couldn’t be prouder of the team. Now the key is to take that energy and harness it, stay relaxed, and then be able to ramp back up. This give us time to focus on slalom training for the combined, which is what we’ll do tomorrow.” 

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