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Global Warming an Olympic Worry, says Rogge

AFP | February 8, 2010 VANCOUVER – Global warming is starting to worry the International Olympic Committee, with concern mounting over how it might affect future Games. IOC president Jacques Rogge said it was an issue discussed in meetings on Monday ahead of the Winter Olympics here, with the issue of Cypress Mountain , just outside of Vancouver , highlighting the problem. The mountain is the site for the freestyle and snowboard events but has been plagued by a drastic lack of snow caused by the warm temperatures which have seen Vancouver enjoying unseasonal highs of around 10C (50F). Lorry loads of snow have been carted in to the venue and media banned from visiting in an effort to g