Downhill race's future is foggy

By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

WHISTLER, B.C. - The men's downhill is still on the schedule to be raced Saturday morning but it will take a minor weather miracle for it to happen.

Gunter Hujara, the men's director of alpine events here, told team leaders late Friday that the prospect of the race going off as planned is next to impossible.

The course has softened considerably due to rain and mild temperatures the past few days and with humidity and warm temperatures still in the forecast, conditions are expected to worsen.

In the wake of Friday's tragic death on the luge track, you can be assured officials will be extra cautious should safety become an issue.

Hujara suggested that the only chance the race could go off as planned is if the temperature dips and the course freezes overnight.

Officials already have cancelled Sunday's women's super combined race and all training was scrapped at Whistler Mountain on Friday.

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