The Latest: Start of men’s downhill delayed due to fog

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

The start of the men’s downhill has been delayed by a half hour to 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) due to fog.

About 10 centimeters (four inches) of snow fell on the course overnight and organizers were still clearing the course. Strong winds are also a factor.

The race is due to begin on a shortened course from the super-G start.


10:50 a.m.

Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday.

Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are traveling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before he retires.

The two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion is attempting to become the first man to win the downhill world title three times, following his gold medals in Are in 2007 and in Schladming, Austria, in 2013.

The race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) on a shortened course due to overnight snowfall.


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