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Strong Winds Cancel Women's World Cup Downhill In Austria - Yahoo Sports

View gallery The finish area of an Alpine Skiing women's World Cup course is seen in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) -- Organizers were rebuilding the infrastructure at a women's World Cup course after a storm destroyed the finish area and the safety fencing, forcing the cancellation of a original site downhill on Saturday. The International Ski Federation said there's still a chance a super-G can be held on the same course Sunday, though temperatures rising to above 10 degrees Celsius (50F) have been affecting the icy slope. ''Unfortunately the chance is quite big we won't succeed,'' FIS women's race director Atle Skaardal said. ''It's all really soft now. We lost five to 10 centimeters of snow over the last couple http://cheesepcas.livejournal.com of hours. Incredible how fast it goes.'' Temperatures were expected to drop again, but another storm has been forecast for Sunday afternoon, prompting image source FIS to bring forward the starting time of the super-G by 15 minutes to 11 a.m. (1000 GMT).
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