VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The head of the International Olympic Committee says the snow problems on Cypress have sparked concerns about climate change.
Jacques Rogge says the IOC is doing some intensive research into it and how it might affect future Winter Games.
He says some high tech solutions show some promise.
“There is improvement in artificial snow machines,” he points out.
Olympic host-mountains, though, are still chosen based on their average snowfall.
“We want to know what the normal snow conditions are at a particular resort. Of course, it’s not a guarantee for the future. It’s like banking. The performance of the past is not a guarantee of performance of the future,” adds Rogge.
Cooling pipes filled with dry ice have been placed under some areas of Cypress.