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Rogge: Weather is only question mark for Vancouver

Rogge: Weather is only question mark for Vancouver

IOC president Jacques Rogge says the weather is the only question mark hanging over next month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Rogge says he's "very optimistic" in the successful staging of the games, which open on Feb. 12. He says the only concern is about the possibility of weather problems affecting the outdoor events.
Rogge says "that's the only question mark. The rest, I'm very optimistic."
Speaking in a teleconference Thursday, Rogge said there are contingency plans in place to deal with too much or too little snow.
Unseasonably warm and wet weather has been a worry for Canadian organizers in recent weeks. Cypress Mountain, the venue for snowboarding and freestyle skiing events, was closed to the public to protect the snow conditions.