Again, with the wind.
The weather caused delays and eventually postponement for both the women’s slalom and the women’s biathlon. Probably a good idea not to have bullets going off course. But we’re nearly a week into the Olympics, and we’ve only seen ONE Alpine event completed.
Of course, they still made people ski jump. I know most people get their chuckles with biathlon for being the most random events thrown together, but there is a real logic to shooting and cross-country skiing. There are famed ski troops, and that’s simply a common way to hunt in the Nordic countries.
No, the truly insane juxtaposition of disciplines is the Nordic Combined, which was surely invented by two drunk Scandinavians on a bet. It combines cross-country skiing with ski jumping, and I literally have no idea how anyone mashed those two together.

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