Thursday, August 21, 2014   

(Sochi) Men's snowboard cross postponed
(02-17 18:59)

The men's Olympic snowboard cross competition was called off on Monday as thick fog failed to lift from the course, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said.
It has now been rescheduled for Tuesday starting at 10:30 am local time, AFP reports.
The seeding phase has been cancelled and the competition will now begin with heats before the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.
Monday's competition was repeatedly delayed from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, after which the FIS decided it could not be held.
"The men's snowboard cross competition has been postponed at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and will not take place on Monday due to poor visibility caused by thick fog,'' said a statement on the official Olympic news service.
"The seeding runs were cancelled in the morning following a meeting of the International Ski Federation (FIS) jury and although competition organizers kept assessing conditions in the hope of starting the 1/8 finals, the decision to postpone was taken shortly after 14:00.''
The seedings will be based on the official FIS rankings.   
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