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Weather Wipes Out World Skiing

December 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.

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