Grim forecast could affect Heil, media's tone

That first gold medal on Canadian soil is getting held up due to lack of snow.

Snowboard cross training has been canceled, which lends itself to wondering whether moguls queen Jennifer Heil will get to compete later on Saturday.

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.

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