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Men's downhill postponed due to strong winds

FIS Alpine announced that the men's downhill competition is postponed due to strong winds and will be rescheduled for next Wednesday.

Event will be rescheduled next Wednesday

Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis posted the fastest time in last Thursday's training session for the men's downhill. High winds have postponed the race. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

By CBC Sports

FIS Alpine announced that the men's downhill competition is postponed due to strong winds and will be rescheduled for next Wednesday.

Race organizers say the gondola lift carrying teams and officials up the mountain could not be operated. 

Tomorrow's forecast is said to be unfavourable and so the next downhill training session is also cancelled. The next event is the alpine combined, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis posted the fastest time in last Thursday's training session for the men's downhill.

Fellow Canadians Dustin Cook, James Crawford, Broderick Thompson, Benjamin Thomsen are also competing.

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