That first gold medal on Canadian soil is getting held up due to lack of snow.
The Weather Network's long-term forecast for Cypress Mountain is not looking very promising, with temperatures above freezing and a 90 percent chance of rain on Sunday.
Meantime, you have the media horde cooped up in press rooms, expecting to have events to write about instead of being in hurry-up-and-wait mode.
This could get snarky (sample headline from overseas: "Olympics: Winter Games get off to worst possible start.").
The reality is staging a sports event such as this west of the Rockies is inherently risky. If these trends continue, you might start hearing some after-the-fact arguments that the Canadian Olympic Committee, way back when, might have tried to get another Games bid for 1988 host city Calgary, where for the record it is -8 C and snowing at this hour.
- The Weather Network