Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympics Debut Blown Off Schedule For NBC, Again

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Shiffrin is still facing back-to-back events, as she was under the originally revised schedule. Three straight days of racing - and the pomp and circumstance that come with it - would be followed by three downhill training sessions, and then the downhill race on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Each of the first two contests were postponed because of unsafe winds that exceeded 25 miles per hour and the forecast predicts more of the same on today and Wednesday.

The event will now take place on Friday in Korea, which is Thursday night in mountain time.

Shiffrin has developed into one of her sport's most recognisable figures, catapulted to stardom at Sochi 2014 as she snatched the gold medal as an 18-year-old.

As for the women's slalom postponement, fans will have to wait for Shiffrin's competitive Pyeongchang debut.

"Everyone is a little bummed out when a day like this happens, but they do happen, so we're quite used to it", said Kristofic, who with Shiffrin and speed queen Lindsey Vonn on his team will be hoping for a major medal haul.

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"It was a long and hard day today", said the former Norwegian racer, twice a super-G world champion. The event was also postponed on Sunday because of conditions.

The women's Olympic slalom was delayed Wednesday because of strong winds, organisers announced.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) were forced to defend running the snowboard slopestyle final in strong crosswinds on Monday, stressing that the safety of the athletes was always the first priority.

The schedule of skiing events at the PyeongChang Games has suffered multiple delays.

The slalom runs take place Tuesday evening in the US, and in the early hours of the morning in the United Kingdom and Europe on Wednesday-with the start scheduled for 10:15 a.m. local time. That is something to which she is accustomed: World Cup races frequently are held on consecutive days, and twice this season she went three days in a row.

Austria has not won a men's combination event at the Olympic Winter Games since Mario Reiter won on February 13, 1998, in Nagano. No one has ever won all five at an Olympic games, man or woman.

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