Men's snowboard cross postponed due to fog

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia ( - The men's snowboard cross was postponed Monday because of heavy fog at the Olympic course that didn't clear in time for the races to be held.

Competition was rescheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. local time (1:30 a.m. ET) barring any more weather-related problems.

Tuesday was an open day for snowboarding with no previous races on the slate.

Seeding runs, which determine placement for the final rounds, will not take place. Instead, all 39 riders will move directly to the final rounds and will be placed according to FIS points.

The seeding runs were canceled on Monday but organizers still hoped the rest of the races could be run. The start time for the next race, the 1/8 final, was pushed back before all the races were eventually canceled for the day.

When the competition is held, a new Olympic champion will be crowned. American Seth Wescott, who won the first two Olympic gold medals awarded in the event, isn't competing.

Nate Holland, who finished fourth in 2010, leads the U.S. team trying to keep the gold in American hands and Canada's Robert Fagan returns after finishing fifth at Vancouver.

Olympic organizers also postponed the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start for the second day in a row because of the same issue.