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Men’s biathlon 15km mass start delayed by fog (again)

Feb 17, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

The men’s biathlon 15km mass start was postponed from Sunday to Monday. The original plan was to kick it off at 1 a.m. ET, but it was delayed again and there isn’t an official target start time yet, Reuters reports.

The reason is simply: there’s a lack of visibility because of fog. Dominant biathlete Martin Fourcade tweeted a photo of the fog and some words of discontent in French:

There are some murmurs that the event will begin at 7 a.m. ET, yet that is by no means an official word. It comes down to a fitting phrase considering the fog, then: we’ll just need to wait and see.

  1. equest14 - Feb 17, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    This is the sort of thing that can happen when you hold the Winter Olympics in a sub-tropical city.

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