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No Snow in Sochi? No Problem: Olympic Organizers

Organizers are not only making snow but pulling out snow stored from last winter

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    Snow, or the lack of it has been one of the huge concerns heading into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

    The mountain event at the lowest elevation is the ski jump area. As of Tuesday, there was no snow on the ground.

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    On the ground at 3500-feet was where the snow covered ground begins to look a little sketchy.

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    NBC 7's Steven Luke talks about how organizers say there is plenty of snow for the winter events planned coming up in just days.
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014)

    Even so, the games will go on without a hitch according to the organizing committee.

    They say they they're prepared to make snow under various weather conditions. They're moving around the existing natural snow as well.

    They've also been storing snow from last winter.

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    Peter Foley - USA Snow Board Team Head Coach shredded the mountain himself and said he has no concerns.

    "Lower down here it doesn't look like there's much snow, but even up at the next village there's quite a bit of snow,” Foley said. “But that's where the snowboard and boarder cross and halfpipe are and they look great.”

    “Up high there's lots of powder up there, it's crazy," he added.

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    Organizers installed state-of-the-art forecasting stations to be as prepared as possible for any weather curve balls, but say overall their forecast for the competition is favorable with cold nights and clear days.

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