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Pat Shingleton: "So You Want the Winter Olympics?"

3 years 4 months 1 day ago February 21, 2014 Feb 21, 2014 Friday, February 21 2014 February 21, 2014 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Beijing, China, Krakow, Poland, Lviv, Ukraine and Oslo, Norway want the 2022 Olympic Games. They also want plenty of snow. Daily Climate Analysis predicts the warmest weather ever experienced could occur during this time period in eight years. The Sochi games experienced periods of mushy snow, suggesting that matching weather patterns, at a similar seasonal event could occur. This week, temperatures locked into the mid-50s at the Sochi Olympics and snow boarders were furious at the slushy condition of the "Halfpipe" on Tuesday. In 2010, at the Vancouver Olympics, rain and fog delayed all downhill skiing events as organizers resorted to straw bales to build jumps and obstacles for courses where snow was scarce.

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