Weather Wipes Out World Skiing
Dec. 13, 1997
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) _ First it was rain, then snow. On Saturday, fog wiped out World Cup skiing.
The men's downhill was postponed to next Friday and moved to Val Gardena, Italy, where a another downhill already had been scheduled for the following day.
A women's super-G was washed out Thursday and a giant slalom was postponed Friday.
Only one race remains at Val D'Isere this weekend from the original schedule, a giant slalom Sunday that includes the return of Alberto Tomba following a bad back. Tomba missed the second run of a giant slalom at Park City, Utah, and withdrew from the slalom because of the injury.
After this weekend, the men move to Italy on Monday with a night slalom scheduled for Sestriere.
The women, whose races next weekend at Veysonnaz, Switzerland, were canceled because of a lack of snow, have a revised schedule that calls for five events at Val d'Isere in the upcoming week: a downhill Wednesday, a Super-G Thursday, a giant slalom Friday and a slalom and combined Saturday.