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Venue closed for heavy rain

Updated: January 11, 2010, 8:27 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER -- The ski resort that will host freestyle and snowboarding events at the Vancouver Games is closed because of rain and warm temperatures.

The closure renews concerns about the mild climate during next month's Olympics.

Soft snow conditions bordering on dangerous forced the cancellation of a men's and women's World Cup parallel giant slalom last winter.

But Tim Gayda, vice president of sport for the Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee, said both artificial ...

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