Three Olympic alpine skiers from Chile will go home and miss closing ceremonies

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 27, 2010 2:37 pm

In the wake of the massive 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile this morning, three Olympic alpine skiers and their coaches are planning to miss the closing ceremonies in Vancouver tomorrow so they can try and go home and see their families.  There have been 214 reported deaths in Chile at this hour, and the aftershocks of the quake were felt into Argentina.  The earthquake has triggered tsunami warnings in Hawaii, and all of the Pacific Ocean basin is also under a tsunami watch.