Biathlon

The Associated Press - Monday Feb. 17, 2014 01:03 ET

Men's 15K mass-start biathlon postponed until Tuesday

Race called off due to thick fog

Men's biathlon race postponed due to fog
An athlete practices on the shooting range of the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Sunday. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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The men's 15-kilometre mass-start biathlon race at the Olympics has been postponed for another day because of fog and is now set to start on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. ET).

Organizers say a decision on the women's 12.5K mass start, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. (10 a.m. ET), is expected at 4 p.m.

The men's race initially was delayed by one hour and then postponed Sunday because fog made for poor visibility on the shooting range. It was reset for Monday at 10 a.m. (1 a.m. ET).

However, with fog still hanging over the course, organizers delayed the start for at least another 5 1/2 hours before calling it off as conditions failed to improve.

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