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Weather forces Special Olympics to cancel events


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Two events at the Special Olympics in Wausau have to be canceled this year because of the weather.

There won't be any snowshoeing or cross country skiing at Nine Mile Forest, because there's not enough snow and too much ice.    

Special Olympics leaders say the events have been held there for the last 25 years, and they're disappointed just like the athletes.

"Difficult decision to make, but we felt that with the safety concerns we had, we felt this was the best decision to make," says Regional Director Jerry Lyon.

More than 200 athletes were signed up to compete at Nine Mile, but events will go on as planned at Granite Peak.    

On Saturday, athletes will compete in alpine skiing and snowboarding.

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