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Ski events cancelled due to bad weather at Auli

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Auli (Uttarakhand), Jan 15 (PTI) Ski events scheduled tobe held on the second day of the ongoing first South AsianWinter Games here have been postponed till tomorrow due toheavy snowfall today.

The ski events -- 15 km men slalom, 10 Km women slalomand Nordic -- were cancelled as Auli experienced heavysnowfall since since morning, officials said.

South Asian countries -- hosts India, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal are a part of the ski eventshere. Pakistan has brought a strong 27 ski-member team.

Yesterday, on the opening day of the ski events, Indiahad won two gold medals, while Pakistan bagged one in variousski competitions.

At Auli, the main competition can be seen between the twoarch-rivals -- India and Pakistan.

The events at the Auli Ski resort include Alpine skiingSlalom -- men and women Giant Slalom, men and women Nordicskiing, men''s 10 kms, 15 kms, 4x10kms relay events and women''s3 kms, 5 kms, 10 kms relay.

Snow Board events include Slalom -- men and women, GiantSlalom -- men and women.

Story first published: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 20:16 [IST]
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