Twelve years ago, the Winter Olympics took place in Turin. With what the weather looked like as Sunday’s regularly-scheduled kickoff time for Juventus’ game against Atalanta approached, you might have thought that the conditions were primed for some more winter olympians to go for gold.
The first of Juventus’ back-to-back games against Atalanta has officially been postponed due to heavy snow in Turin. No official date has been determined as of now, though, and it could get tricky with Juve’s schedule potentially being increasingly crammed with Champions League involvement in the coming weeks.
Snow has been present in Turin for the last couple of days. Pretty much every Juventus player taking to social media earlier in the week when the snowy weather covered the training fields in Vinovo. And even though there was snow in the hours before the scheduled kickoff time on Sunday, things seemed to really get taken up a level or two when the players from both teams came on the field to start warming up.
And after talking things over with both captains, it was decided that the field had taken on too much snow and the game was called.
Oh well. I was kinda looking forward to seeing Mario Mandzukic running around in short sleeves while everybody else wears about 15 layers underneath their jerseys to try and stay warm.
But hey, at least we won’t have to worry about any Juve players getting hurt now. That is definitely a pleasant change from what we’ve become accustomed to the last couple of months ... or years.