Cold snap saves Sweden’s Vasaloppet ski race

Skiers at the 2012 edition of the Vasaloppet ski marathon. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)
Skiers at the 2012 edition of the Vasaloppet ski marathon. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)
It looks like Sweden’s long distance skiing race Vasaloppet will be held this weekend after all.

The race has been threatened by unseasonally warm weather, but a cold snap has moved in over the county of Dalarna just in time to save the world famous race.

At a press conference Wednesday, race chiefs announced the race would still go ahead this weekend, as long as temperatures do not rise anymore, and with this cold snap moving in the race has been the official green light from the organisers.

The world famous race has been held since 1922.

Related Links:

Canada: Warm weather threatens ice road in northern Alberta, CBC News

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Sweden: Warm weather threatens Sweden’s Vasaloppet ski race, Radio Sweden

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