Heavy fog postpones snowboard cross, men’s biathlon

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Heavy fog has forced the postponement of Monday’s men’s snowboard cross event and the men’s mass start biathlon at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Organizers waited for the heavy fog to clear the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park but decided to reschedule the event for Tuesday at 06:30 GMT.

The cancellation was reached because fog prevents the athletes from seeing their shooting targets.

The biathlon had already been postponed from Sunday and will also be held on Tuesday (10:30 GMT). It is the third time that a biathlon race at the Olympics has been postponed.

At the Nagano Games in 1998, the men’s sprint was called off after heavy snow and fog forced the race to be stopped. It was started again the following day.

In Sapporo in 1972, the same scenario happened in the men’s 20-kilometer individual event.

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