All downhill so far for snow-free Winter Games

NBC Universal, which bought the TV rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics, claims that it is expecting to lose at least $250 million on its coverage, writes Linda Maher

13th February, 2010

While we have found ourselves shivering through one of the coldest winters in recent memory, in Canada, the lack of cold weather is causing chaos in the run up to the Winter Olympics.

Last month, Vancouver had a record average temperature of 7 degrees Celsius. Last week, it was even warmer and it was raining, a disaster for an area trying to keep its snow in good condition. There has been an abundance of potentially...

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