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Smog may delay Olympic road race

By:
Laura Weislo and Sue George
Published:
August 09, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:44 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, August 9, 2008

The media scheduled to broadcast the Olympics were notified on Friday that the men's road race could...

The media scheduled to broadcast the Olympics were notified on Friday that the men's road race could be postponed due to thick smog in Beijing. According to Fox Sports, broadcasters were advised to make alternate plans just in case.

The men's road race is still scheduled for Saturday beginning at 11:00 am local time. Organizers have set a deadline to start the race by 1:30 pm or else delay it for 24 hours. The women's road race is still scheduled for Sunday at 2:00 pm.

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