Sochi Olympics 2014: Events postponed due to fog

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Men's Snowboardcross and Biathlon will have to wait until Tuesday.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

Concern has lingered over Sochi about the quality of the snow of the slopes, but the bigger concern Monday was fog hanging in the air over Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Lack of visibility has delayed the Men's Snowboardcross event and Men's Biathlon, which was originally pushed back from Sunday. Both are scheduled to begin Tuesday when it's hoped visibility will improve. The decision to postpone events has not yet affected Men's Aerials, which are believed to go on as scheduled in the hopes fog will dissipate before the events starts. It's unclear whether that will occur, with heavy fog still sitting over the extreme park.

IOC Spokesperson Mike Adams isn't concerned about the fog, telling the Associated Press they haven't received any complaints about the delays.

"In terms of what's going on there, I think it's actually quite ironic that the biggest issue we've had so far is due to winter fog," Adams said. "Winter sports is very unpredictable. It's a very dynamic field of play. At present, the conditions are good and we are continuing. We haven't had any major complaints up there."

Wet conditions forecast for the region wont help the presence of fog and it remains to be seen if more events on the slopes are delayed as a result.

More on the Winter Olympics:

SB Nation's Winter Olympics medal tracker | Meet Team USA

Team USA beats Russia in shootout | How T.J. Oshie became a hero

Female snowboarder has "good luck mustache" | #Lookit

Remembering the 1980 Miracle on Ice | Longform: Team USA's disaster in 1984

Hockey: Men’s schedule | All 12 men’s rosters | USA roster analysis

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.