Gondolas are shrouded in fog as they travel to the Laura Cross-country Ski and biathlon venues during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Fog again delays Olympic men's biathlon

February 17, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) The men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon at the Olympics has been delayed for at least another 5 1/2 hours because of fog.

The International Biathlon Union said Monday the event is now scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. EST, 1130 GMT) if conditions improve.

The race initially was postponed Sunday because fog at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center made for poor visibility on the shooting range. It was then reset for Monday at 10 a.m. (1 a.m. EST, 0600 GMT).

Martin Fourcade of France will be going for his third gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, while Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway could win a record 13th Winter Olympic medal.

The women's 12.5K mass start is to start at 7 p.m. (10 a.m. EST, 1500 GMT).

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