• The New York Times


After more than a week of competing on courses lined with machine-made snow, actual snow and high winds forced the postponement or cancellation of at least two Olympic events Sunday as flurries blanketed courses and slippery roads made getting to them difficult.

Yes, the Winter Olympics can be too wintry — even in Beijing and its surroundings, a region that gets little natural snow and had seen barely a dusting of it thus far during the Games.

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