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A games mascot stands alone in a deserted finish area after the men’s downhill was postponed due to high winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

The Pyeongchang Olympic men’s downhill has been postponed until Thursday because of strong winds.

To make room for the Alpine program’s marquee race, the men’s super-G will shift from Thursday to Friday.

The downhill was supposed to be the first race of the 11-event Alpine program, and it had been scheduled for Sunday. But three hours before it was supposed to start, race organizers said they needed to reschedule it.

They say they can’t operate the gondola lift that would carry teams and officials up the mountain.

Now the first race of the Alpine program will be the women’s giant slalom on Monday.

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