Women’s alpine ski training canceled due to weather
Maureen Lebel of Team USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Women’s Super G on January 30, 2021 in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by BEZARD Hans/Zoom Agency/Getty Images)
(Photo by BEZARD Hans/Zoom Agency/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY – The women’s alpine skiing training session at the Winter Olympics has been canceled due to snowfall, according to the International Ski Federation.
The training session has been postponed to Monday 14 February.
Mo Lebel of the University of Utah was scheduled to participate in the downhill training.
“Due to the snowfall, the jury and the organizers have decided to cancel today’s downhill training,” FIS said in a statement on Telegram.
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