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Thick fog disrupts schedule

Thick fog shrouding the mountains at the Sochi Games played havoc with Olympic schedules yesterday.

Warm temperatures at the Games have failed to disrupt the sporting action but thick cloud cover in the mountains at Rosa Khutor meant the men's biathlon 15km mass start and men's snowboard cross could not go ahead as planned.

The biathlon event, originally slated for last Sunday, has been rescheduled for today, meaning Norwegian star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen will have to wait longer for his bid for a record 13th Winter Olympics medal.

The men's snowboard cross competition has also been rescheduled for today with a shortened format.

One competition that is not threatened by the weather is the ice dance event at the Iceberg Skating Palace on the Black Sea coast.

US pair Davis and White, who set a new world record score of 78.89 points in the short dance on Sunday with a performance to "My Fair Lady", are firm favourites to add gold to their two world titles. - AFP.