High winds force more event postponements at Winter Olympics
Last Updated: 14/02/18 9:29am
High winds were again problematic at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Wednesday.
The women's slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre was postponed on Wednesday morning and the scheduled women's individual biathlon event at Alpensia has been put back a day to Thursday.
Strong gusts at the coastal Gangneung Olympic Park have led to outdoor activities ceasing for the day, but competition in ice hockey, curling, figure skating and speed-skating has not been affected and spectators are still attending.
The postponement of the women's slalom, which will now take place on Friday, meant three of the four Alpine events scheduled so far have not taken place on their original date.
Last Sunday saw the postponement of the men's downhill, the blue riband event of the programme, which has been rescheduled to take place at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on Thursday.
The men's combined was on Tuesday won by Austria's Marcel Hirscher.
POCOG, the local organising committee, confirmed it is no longer selling general admission tickets to the Olympic park, but the venues remain open.