Men’s Olympic downhill postponed because of weather conditions
February 11, 2018
Due to the strong wind and the forecast for Sunday, Feb. 11, the men’s Olympic downhill race has been postponed, U.S. Ski & Snowboard said in a statement.
The race has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Korea Time on Thursday, Feb. 15, or 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Squaw Valley’s Bryce Bennett, who was ninth in the final training run, is scheduled to be the second racer down the hill.
“We kind of expected this downhill to be postponed due to wind, but at the same time, the guys were charged up and ready to go,” said U.S. Men’s Alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick in a statement.
“With this being an outdoor sport, it is not abnormal. The excitement, the energy on the team right now is fantastic. I couldn't be prouder of the team. Now the key is to take that energy and harness it, stay relaxed, and then be able to ramp back up. This gives us time to focus on slalom training for the combined, which is what we'll do tomorrow."