Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Previewing What to Watch for on Day 6

In Pyeongchang, High Winds Are No Breeze for Athletes

Alpine Skiing at the Pyeongchang Olympics finally got under way after two days of weather postponements when the men's combined event started at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre on Tuesday. Officials sent notice that all activities at Gangneung's Olympic Park were suspended "to ensure the safety of all personnel".

Among the women who could challenge Shiffrin in the technical races are Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, who claimed silver in the slalom and gold in the Alpine combined event at last year's world championships; Sweden's Frida Hansdotter, owner of three world championship medals in the slalom; and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, who has won two World Cup slaloms this season. Wednesday's slalom has been moved to Friday.

"It's a tough decision", said NBC commentator Bode Miller on the Comcast-net on the jury call to not have the slalom competition today.

High winds were again problematic at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Wednesday. "I just have to accept that".

Martin Fourcade of France put the disappointment of eighth in Sunday's biathlon sprint event behind him to win the men's 12.5km pursuit.

"We do a really risky sport and this was really not a showcase of what these women can do", she added.

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"I wish we could have gone in fair conditions".

"We'll continue to take it day by day and I look forward to getting in the start gate!"

Shiffrin is looking to defend the gold medal she won in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games but will have to wait until Thursday night to do so, per Heather Cox of NBC Sports. Biesemeyer was taken to a medical clinic where he was treated and released.

While some skiers, like Mikaela Shriffin of the US, will have to compete in back-to-back days because of the postponements, it seems like the safe call to keep athletes out of whiteout conditions as they fly down the mountain.

The 25-year-old Austrian-Bolivian Breitfuss had to start his activities on Saturday, February 10, but bad weather conditions on the track forced the organizers to make a change in the competition program. "So neither of those were achievable today".

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