01/19/2012 01:06 EST | Updated 03/20/2012 05:12 EDT

Discovery of old bomb leads to cancellation of Youth Olympics medals ceremony

INNSBRUCK, Austria - The daily Winter Youth Olympics medals ceremony in the Innsbruck city centre was postponed Thursday after workers found an aerial bomb from the Second World War at a nearby construction site.

The disposal of the 250-kilogram bomb was still ongoing at the time the ceremony was scheduled to start, which forced the event's organizers to postpone it until Friday.

According to the Austria Press Agency, about 10 similar bombs have been found over the past 20 years in the same area near Innsbruck's main train station.