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Winter Olympics hit one snag…no snow

From the New York Times

With seven years to prepare and a budget of about $2 billion, organizers have nearly everything in place for next month’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Except snow.

A dearth of snow, and dim forecasts showing not a flake in the near future and temperatures too warm to manufacture it with machines, have forced Olympic organizers to go to the much-dreaded contingency plan at Cypress Mountain, where six skiing and snowboarding events are scheduled to be held.

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Vancouver from Cypress Mountain
View from Cypress Mountain, Vancouver.  Photo
/ Ken Hollas of Vancouver


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