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Friday’s forecast puts women’s slalom in jeopardy

WHISTLER, British Columbia – Rain and fog forecast for the women’s Olympic slalom Friday could jeopardize yet another Alpine event.

Women’s race director Atle Skaardal said Thursday night he expects a “tough day” because of poor visibility caused by rain hitting skiers’ goggles. He refused to discuss contingency plans.

Friday’s race is supposed to be the next-to-last Alpine event at the Winter Games, with the men’s slalom Saturday. Officials have said they do not want to race Sunday, when the closing ceremony is scheduled.

Bad weather has forced a series of postponements at Whistler during the Olympics. The two-run women’s giant slalom was supposed to be completed Wednesday, but thick fog forced the second leg to be pushed to Thursday.

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