Thick fog lingering over the mountains today caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until tomorrow. That prompted organizers to call off the men’s biathlon mass-start race and men’s snowboardcross almost simultaneously. The rescheduling didn’t seem to be a major concern for the athletes.
Athletes train in the fog during a freestyle skiing training session in the halfpipe of the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Spectators leave the venue after the men’s snowboard cross competition was cancelled; same for other venues. The biathlon race had already been pushed back from Sunday evening to Monday morning, and was then postponed to mid-afternoon before being called off for another day.
Freestyle Skiing – Men: Belarus cemented its status as the sport’s dominant nation on Monday with Anton Kushnir’s gold medal triumph on the men’s side, following a gold in the women’s freestyle skiing aerials. Kushnir laid down a huge score in the third of three final runs, and he topped the podium, with David Morris of Australia taking silver and Jia Zongyang of China taking bronze.