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Biathlon race at Olympics canceled due to fog

Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Unidentified athletes ski through the fog as the men's biathlon 15K mass start race has been postponed due to the lack of visibility at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Unidentified athletes ski through the fog as the men's biathlon 15K mass start race has been postponed due to the lack of visibility at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

— The men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass-start race at the Sochi Olympics has been postponed for one day because of fog.

The race, initially set to start 7 p.m. local time (1500 GMT), had been delayed for one hour as organizers said fog at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center made the visibility too poor on the shooting range.

However, conditions didn't improve enough to start the race at 8 p.m. (1600 GMT).

Organizers did not immediately announce a start time for Monday.

Martin Fourcade of France will be aiming for his third gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, while Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway could win a record 13th Winter Olympic medal.

 
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