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Biathlon track gets extension

Updated: February 7, 2014, 9:26 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Course workers added 40 meters (130 feet) to the biathlon track for the Sochi Olympics on Friday because it was too short.

The loop should measure 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles). Even though a 5 percent deviation is allowed by the rules, the track at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center came up short.

"We had an issue with the length but we made a change, which takes care of it," biathlon's technical delegate at the Olympics, Max Cobb, said.

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