POSTED: January 19th 2012
NewsUpdate

WWII aerial bomb causes postponement of YOG medals ceremony

The aerial bomb was at point B and A is the IOC Hotel with the train station to the right  / Google maps
The aerial bomb was at point B and A is the IOC Hotel with the train station to the right / Google maps

LAURA WALDEN in INNSBRUCK / Sports Features Communications

INNSBRUCK: An aerial bomb that was a relic of WWII was found at a construction site Thursday in Innsbruck where the first winter edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is taking place.

The 550 pound bomb was located nearby the main railroad station in downtown and just blocks from the IOC main hotel.

The Associated Press reports that 10 bombs have been found over the last two decades.

The area around the discovery spot was blocked off and traffic was eliminated from the blocks around the construction site. Police officers had an air of quiet seriousness but there was no sense of panic about the blocade.  

Due to the finding of the bomb, the medals ceremony plaza was closed and will be rescheduled. The two concerts also have been cancelled.  


Keywords · Youth Olympic Games · YOG · Innsbruck


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