Rescheduled for Sunday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 23
WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - The men's super combined and men's giant slalom competitions at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games originally scheduled for today and Sunday at Whistler Creekside have been postponed to take place on Sunday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 23.
The postponement is the result of snowfall overnight (20 centimetres at the top of the course and 10 cm at the finish area) that insulated the field of play, resulting in course conditions that are too soft for competition. A consistent track is necessary for optimal and safe racing so the decision was taken by the International Ski Federation (FIS) at 5:00 am this morning to postpone the races until a later date.
In all alpine competitions, the speed events are staged ahead of the technical events to maintain snow conditions. The postponement of the super combined (which includes the downhill) therefore resulted in a rescheduling of the giant slalom as well to a later date.
The men's alpine skiing super combined events, originally scheduled today for 10:00 am (downhill) and 1:30 pm (slalom), will now take place on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30 am (downhill) and 12:30 pm (slalom).
The men's giant slalom competition, originally scheduled for Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 am and 1:45 pm, will now take place on Tuesday, February 23 at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Event Ticket information:
Event tickets for these events will remain valid for the rescheduled events. Ticket holders with questions can visit www.vancouver2010.com, call 1.800.TICKETS or visit a ticket booth at any Vancouver 2010 competition venue.
Olympic bus network ticket information:
Olympic bus network (OBN) tickets for these events will remain valid.
Since the new event times are different than the previously scheduled ones, customers should arrive at their departure hub four to five hours prior to the start of their event time to allow for enough time for travel and entry to the venue.
Spectators may give their event tickets and Olympic bus network tickets to friends and family if they are no longer able to use them.
The official and most up-to-date source for all Vancouver 2010 information, including schedules, results, tickets, and transportation is www.vancouver2010.com.
SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
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