Men's downhill moved to Monday

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By Simon Evans

WHISTLER (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing men's downhill at the Winter Olympics, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Monday due to bad course conditions and poor weather, an International Ski Federation (FIS) spokeswoman said.

With Sunday's scheduled women's opener, the super-combined, already postponed, the opening weekend of Alpine action at the Vancouver Games has been completely lost.

Warm temperatures and rain have led to soft and wet conditions on the course and Olympic organizers said in a statement that the downhill would be run on Monday at a time to be determined.

Monday was already scheduled as a training day for the men, in the super-combined event.

(Editing by Clare Fallon)