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Winter arrives in Olympic host city – a wet, foggy West Coast winter

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Rain. Rain. Rain. Periods of rain.

Winter has arrived in Vancouver in time for the Winter Games – and wet is what winter looks like in this Pacific Coast city.

The day before the start of the 2010 Olympics, there was rain forecast for Vancouver and for the temperature-troubled Cypress Mountain venue.

The site where snowboard and freestyle skiing competitions will take place hasn’t had much co-operation from Mother Nature leading up to Olympics, and Games staff have been working around the clock to bring in snow from surrounding areas to build the courses.

The good news for Olympic officials is that temperatures have dropped and snow is expected at the venue in West Vancouver, on the region’s North Shore. The bad news is that fog is expected to roll in, as well.

Weather has already been a problem in Whistler. Fog forced the cancellation of the men’s downhill training run Wednesday and the women’s run on Thursday.

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