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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 23 February, 2020

Here's the thick fog that has been causing havoc in Sochi today

The men’s snowboard cross event and men’s biathlon have postponed due to the bad weather.

Sochi Olympics Biathlon Men Source: Lee Jin-man

THICK FOG SHROUDING the mountains at the Sochi Olympics forced organisers to postpone events this morning.

Warm temperatures at the Games have failed to disrupt the sporting action but thick cloud cover in the mountains at Rosa Khutor meant the men’s biathlon 15km mass start and men’s snowboard cross could not go ahead as planned.

The biathlon event, originally slated for Sunday, has been put back again until Tuesday, meaning Norwegian star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen will have to wait longer for his bid for a record 13th Winter Olympics medal. No new time has been set.

The men’s snowboard cross competition has been rescheduled for 10:30 am (06:30 Irish time) on Tuesday with a shortened format.

Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men Source: Charlie Riedel

Sochi Olympics Ski Jumping Men Source: Matthias Schrader

Sochi Olympics Biathlon Men Source: Gregorio Borgia

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