Skiers struggle as real snow falls on Winter Olympics

A course worker stands in the finish area of the men's giant slalom course as the snow comes down at the alpine ski venue at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
By BERNIE WILSON --BEIJING (AP) — The Winter Olympics finally look like, well, the Winter Olympics. Real snow fell in Beijing on Sunday for the first time since the Olympics began, giving the city the appearance and feel of a real Winter Games. There was fresh snow in the mountains as well, where all events have been contested on artificial snow. While the snow was mostly a welcome sight, up in the mountains it affected visibility and made it tougher for ski racers to make it down the hill, especially in the first run of the two-leg giant slalom. Marco Odermatt of Switzerland handled the snow and poor visibility better than anyone else and won his first Olympic gold medal. “I really risked everything in the second run because I wanted not just the medal, I wanted the gold meda
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