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Women's combined race Sunday will be postponed

February 12, 2010 |  2:30 pm

The first women's Alpine race of the Olympics, scheduled for Sunday in Whistler Creek, has been postponed due to poor weather conditions.

The women could not run the race without completing a downhill training run. When it was deemed in Whistler Creek that conditions would not allow a training run on Saturday, it automatically meant the Sunday race could not go off as scheduled.

This is bad news for Olympic organizers but good news for American skier Lindsey Vonn, who will now get an extra day to rest the bruised shin she injured Feb.2 in a training run.

The men's downhill, as of Friday afternoon, was still scheduled to be run on Saturday, although weather conditions are expected to be poor.

-- Chris Dufresne, reporting from Whistler