Weather forces weekend sports postponements in Korea

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 6, 2012

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- With bad weather approaching the peninsula, Seoul American has announced all of its basketball games and wrestling matches have been postponed "until further notice," the school's co-athletics director Donald Hedgpath announced in an e-mail sent Thursday.

No makeup dates have been announced. The postponement will affect the Falcons' Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Five-Cities Division weekend basketball games at Yongsan International School-Seoul and International Christian School-Uijongbu, and Seoul American's participation in the DODDS Korea season-opening tri-dual at Daegu High.

It's the second series of postponements so far this season. On Wednesday, snow forced the postponement of ICS-Uijongbu's trip to Osan American for basketball; the boys game has been rescheduled for Feb. 6. YIS-Seoul at Seoul Foreign was also scratched; no makeup date has been announced.

Weather forecasts out of Yongsan call for up to 2 inches of snow in the Seoul metropolitan area and 2 to 3 inches of snow down-peninsula from Yongsan.

Traffic came to a near-standstill at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan early afternoon of Dec. 5, 2012, as heavy snow caused slick roads. Between three and five inches of snow were expected to fall in Seoul.


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