OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) The Alpine skiing test event in February for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, seems to be on track.
The International Ski Federation had set Nov. 15 as the deadline to decide whether construction on a gondola at the Jeongseon resort was moving forward fast enough.
FIS president Gian-Franco Kasper tells The Associated Press: "We have the promise that everything will be OK."
Ten alpine skiing medals will be awarded in Sochi - five men's and five women's - as has been the case since 1988. The sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1936 and has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years with its earliest competitive origins are in Norway. In five different timed events, skiers maneuver through gated courses. See what differentiates each event, what standard equipment is used, track the sport's Olympic history and its most decorated athletes, and check out the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center that will be used for all alpine skiing events in Sochi.