Olympic or­ganziers de­lay train­ing at Cy­press as they move and store snow

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VAN­COU­VER (CP) — Olympic or­ga­niz­ers are de­lay­ing more train­ing ses­sions on Cy­press Moun­tain as they con­tinue to move and store snow in ad­vance of the Van­cou­ver Games.

Train­ing on the par­al­lel gi­ant slalom snow­board­ing course has now been pushed back by two days. But or­ga­niz­ers say that will still give ath­letes am­ple time to pre­pare prior to the com­pe­ti­tion. Par­al­lel gi­ant slalom doesn’t be­gin un­til Feb. 26.

Snow­board­ers have al­ready had their time on the half­pipe scaled back from five to three days.

While that’s still more time than they’d get on the World Cup cir­cuit, there are con­cerns that a tighter train­ing sched­ule will make the moun­tain quite busy.

Or­ga­niz­ers say de­spite the weather chal­lenges, the cour­ses on Cy­press are al­most com­plete.

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