Alpine skiing

Strong Winds Postpone Alpine Skiing Team Event at 2022 Winter Olympics

The strong winds have put several events in doubt

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The last Alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics is being tentatively rescheduled as organizers decided the wind is too strong for competition.

The mixed team parallel event was first scheduled for Friday at 10 p.m. ET, but strong winds forced organizers to postpone the event.

The wind is supposed to top 20 mph (30 kph.)

The team event involves men and women from each participating country and is the last chance for American Mikaela Shiffrin to pick up a 2022 Winter Games medal.

Only one of the 10 athletes who earned individual Alpine golds in Beijing was listed on the team rosters released Friday: Austria’s Johannes Strolz. He won the men’s combined last week and also picked up a silver in the slalom on Wednesday.

There is a 16-team bracket but only 15 nations entered, so top-ranked Austria will get a first-round bye.

The first-round matchups are United States vs. Slovakia, Switzerland vs. China, Italy vs. Russia, Norway vs. Poland, France vs. Czech Republic, Germany vs. Sweden, and Slovenia vs. Canada.

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