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Winds, Snow Scuttle Worlds Start Again

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February 5, 2007
ARE, SWEDEN – (USST News Bureau Release) – For the third consecutive day, high winds and blowing snow forced organizers Monday to postpone the first race of the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, pushing the men’s super G back to Tuesday at 4 a.m. ET.

U.S. fans will be able to follow World Championships coverage live beginning Tuesday with the rescheduled men’s super G. NBCSports.com and MediaZone.com will team up for live coverage of every race during the World Championships, which run until Feb. 18 in Are.

The race change means a doubleheader for Tuesday with Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) defending his SG title from the 2005 Worlds in Bormio, Italy, and the women’s super G, originally set for Sunday and postponed until Tuesday, re-set to follow the men’s super G at 6:30 a.m. ET.

The men’s super G, originally slated to be held Saturday as the opening event in the first Worlds in Are since 1954, was postponed by poor weather, including gusting winds and wet snow, until Monday with a 6:30 a.m. ET start; as the winds continued for a third day, organizers delayed the start by 30 minutes but at noon, local time (6 a.m. ET), they announced the rollback for one more day.