Friday, August 15, 2008

Worst Conditions Ever?

After Angela Hucles scored in the 12th minute, the weather got nasty with some lightning and loud thunder, so the match officials decided to clear the field. As you can see from this weather map.

In the meantime, USA Network and the Olympic Soccer channel are showing the Brazil-Norway game. Think of how close the U.S. was to be playing Brazil! Keep an eye out for American referee Kari Seitz in this one.

We'll keep you updated here if we hear anything, but as of right now we're just waiting for the weather to clear and no timetable has been presented.

UPDATE: The IOC rules don't allow players to take the field until 30 minutes after the last lightning (which there is still plenty). After that, there is a 15 minute warm-up and then we'll get back underway.

Meantime, you can watch the rain at, if that's your thing.

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