Fog and rain cancel training for final pre-Olympic downhills

Fog and rain at the Kandahar downhill course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 208. The training for the women's downhill World Cup was canceled due to bad weather conditions. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Fog and rain cancel training for last World Cup downhill races ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Bad weather on Thursday left Lindsey Vonn with only one downhill training session for the final World Cup races ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Organizers first delayed training by half an hour as they lowered the start because of fog in the upper part of the Kandahar course, then called it off as soon as it started to rain.

Weather conditions were expected to improve for the final training on Friday. The races consist of a two-run sprint downhill on Saturday, followed by a regular downhill the next day.

Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion, has won seven World Cup races in the German resort, including two downhills in the past two seasons.

The Pyeongchang Games start next Friday, with the women's downhill scheduled for Feb. 21.

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