Beijing Winter Olympics turn into chaos... after REAL SNOW

Beijing Winter Olympics turn into chaos… after REAL SNOW

The Beijing Winter Olympics descend into chaos… after REAL SNOW fell, causing events including slopestyle skiing with British medal contender Kirsty Muir to be canceled and qualifying postponed until Monday.

  • Several inches of snow fell within 24 hours, causing the event to be cancelled.
  • Women’s Slopestyle Qualifiers were postponed and then rescheduled for Monday
  • The tracks were already covered with artificial snow for the Olympics.
  • But new layers of fresh snow made the surface dangerous and unstable.

At the Winter Olympics on Sunday there was a breakdown – due to real snow.

Among the criticisms of these Games was the reliance on 100 percent artificial snow due to the region’s lack of precipitation, which typically receives less than one inch of snow per month during the winter.

But a blizzard hit over the weekend, causing events to be canceled as several inches fell in just 24 hours.

The women's slopestyle event on Sunday was postponed due to real snow.

The women’s slopestyle event on Sunday was postponed due to real snow.

Volunteers at the Genting Snow Park were desperately trying to clear the track of snow.

Volunteers at the Genting Snow Park were desperately trying to clear the track of snow.

The addition of real snow on top of artificial snow created dangerous conditions for the competitors.

The addition of real snow on top of artificial snow created dangerous conditions for the competitors.

In Zhangjiakou, at Genting Snow Park, the women’s slopestyle qualification was postponed and then rescheduled for Monday due to heavy snowfall.

Briton hopeful of a medal, Kirsty Muir, who finished fifth in Big Air, is due to compete alongside Katie Summerhayes.

The second day of women’s downhill training at the National Ski Center in Yanqing was also disrupted, but the men’s giant slalom continued.

Visibility has also become an issue at the venue, causing some events to be delayed until Monday.

Visibility has also become an issue at the venue, causing some events to be delayed until Monday.

A paramedic assists an injured Elisa Maria Nakab from Italy during a warm-up before the competition.

A paramedic assists an injured Elisa Maria Nakab from Italy during a warm-up before the competition.

British medal contender Kirsty Muir hopes to win slopestyle medals

British medal contender Kirsty Muir hopes to win slopestyle medals

Because the tracks and trails are already covered in more icy artificial snow, the new layers of fresh snow have made the surfaces dangerous and unstable.

Visibility also became a problem.

The International Olympic Committee said “thousands of employees” were deployed to clear snow from the competition grounds.

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