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Olympics' climate issues shift indoors

Updated: February 16, 2010, 12:28 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, British Columbia -- The ice-men cameth, but the ice resurfacing machines didn't cooperate and the climate problems plaguing Olympic venues at the Vancouver Winter Games shifted indoors to the speedskating oval.

Half the sprinters in the men's 500-meter event, including all three eventual medalists, sat through a delay of more than an hour before their first race because of mechanical problems with the battery-powered Olympia resurfacing machines that organizers chose partly ...

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