Ski cross, halfpipe training canceled due to weather
Feb 14, 11:00am EST
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia - Spectators are basking in the beautiful Sochi sunshine, Winter Games organizers not so much, as the unseasonably warm weather forced the first ski cross training session in the Caucasus mountains to be canceled on Friday.
As temperatures touched 15C (59F) on Friday afternoon, the International Ski Federation (FIS) issued a statement saying the session scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. would be canceled.
"Given the high temperatures and thermal stress on the SX (ski cross) course, it is not wise to train today," FIS race director Joseph Fitzgerald said in a statement.