World War II bomb stops medals ceremony

Thursday's medals ceremony for the Winter Youth Olympics had to be rescheduled after a World War II bomb was found nearby, organisers  announced in Innsbruck, Austria.

"Due to the discovery of an aerial bomb from World War II during construction works at Bozner Platz, today's victory ceremony at Medals Plaza has been rescheduled to tomorrow," the organisers said in a statement.

The winners of the men's giant slalom and biathlon mixed relay events had been due to receive their medals at the specially set-up Medals Plaza in the old city of Innsbruck.

Bombs left over from World War II and gone unnoticed for almost 70 years are regularly discovered during construction work in Austria but are usually defused without causing any damage or injuries.

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