Skating ponds and muddy ski courses.
OLYMPIC ICE STARS^ -Skating Pond Is Lake, ' Ski Jumping Course Is Muddy. .. CHAMONIX. France, Jan.- 24 -OP)--The drawings took place Wednesday evening for the 500 and 5000 meter skating races of the Olympic .games scheduled for Saturday 3 , in* the hope that cold weather will set in and the games Ca ?n" rt 5 e o d 5-meter event Joe Moore; New York, will meet Er , B l o m b W . Sweden: Harry ^Chicago, will meet Marcel Jxoons, - , _ ijrrrji William Steinmetz, Chi- Taro .-will have Oscar Olsen. Norway. 'as his opponent, while Jewtraw. Lake Placid, was drawn against Charles Gorman. Canada. MIXIATOKJE LAKE. Heavy ' rains and a conintued thaw converted the Olympic skat- inp rink into a miniature lake. melted the snow in several turns in the bob-sleigh chute and caused mud to crop up at spota m the American hockey -players Save only had or,e practice session The skaters are much further advanced in their conditioning tnar. tha hockey players. .Ths latter unused to such a large sized ice surface and the absence of board sides is proving troublesome, tho Â·wing Iplsyer constantly passing of bounds. Instead of playing, tne puck against the boards to elude iheir adversaries, which is a feature of American and Canadian hockey, the 'boys have had to their game, paesinp exclusively to the center of the ice. The Amer. lean hockey stars, however, find Xeola.ce in the fact that the Canad- Nns. who are regarded as . their Triost dangerous opponents, are experiencing similar trouble. - oo -