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Halfpipe training cut to protect mountain

Updated: February 6, 2010, 8:22 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Winter Olympics officials will eliminate two days of halfpipe training as they continue to add snow to Cypress Mountain, site of the freestyle and snowboarding events.

Athletes now will have three days of training instead of five. The men's halfpipe is scheduled for Feb. 17, with the women the following day.

"The main thing is to protect the field of play," said Tim Gayda, vice president for sport for the Vancouver organizing committee. "We definitely ...

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