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Alpine skiing: Bad weather wipes out world championships for second day

Alpine skiing: Bad weather wipes out world championships for second day

General view of the slope as todays event is cancelled due to weather conditions. (Photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy: Bad weather thwarted attempts to start the Alpine skiing world championships for the second day in a row on Tuesday with the women's super-G called off due to fog.

The skiers were kept waiting for an hour and a half as fog shrouded the upper parts of the Olympia delle Tofane piste, with the race director then lowering the start to the Duca d'Aosta jump.

Even that proved to be impossible and the decision was taken to postpone, with a new date to be decided.

The weather in the Italian Dolomites resort has given organisers a headache, with Monday's opening women's Combined postponed until the following Monday, a scheduled rest day, due to heavy overnight snow.

The men's super-G originally planned for Tuesday had already been rescheduled to Thursday instead of the first downhill training session.

Source: Reuters

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