25 Feb 2010

Olympic events to go ahead as planned

1:08 pm on 25 February 2010

Winter Olympic officials say they're winning their race against the weather and are set to finish the scheduled events on time.

Poor weather forced the postponement of several Alpine ski events in Whistler early in the Games and also brought delays at Cypress Mountain where crews had trucked in snow before competition began.

But despite rain and snow forecast for Whistler and Vancouver, the Games spokeswoman Renee Smith-Valade says officials are confident all events will go ahead as planned.

Smith-Valade says the athletes who compete in winter sports are used to a variety of weather conditions, and it's the spectators who will find it difficult to adapt.

The Games finish on March 1.