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Snow still being trucked in to Cypress Mountain

Posted: February 8, 2010 1:04 p.m.
Updated: February 8, 2010 1:05 p.m.

A dump truck loaded with snow is seen driving up Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Cypress Mountain, the host venue for ski cross, boardercross, moguls, aerials and halfpipe events for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, is lacking in snow.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.

The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women's moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.

Moguls training is still scheduled for Monday afternoon, but only athletes and coaches will be able to enter the venue.

Dave Cobb, the executive vice president of the Vancouver organizing committee, says there is still a lot of work going on and "for safety reasons and our desire not to have any of the course preparation work impacted, we decided just to let on the people that are absolutely necessary for the training."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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