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Alpine Skiing: World Cup super-Gs cancelled

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World Cup organisers on Thursday were forced to call off the closing men's and women's super-Gs of the season due to poor visibility and gusts of wind.

The men's race was firstly delayed for three and a half hours in the hope that the weather would improve and it did finally get underway in the early afternoon.

But 2012 World Cup downhill champion Klaus Kroll of Austria then had a spectacular fall which resulted in him being evacuated off the piste by helicopter.

Shortly afterwards organisers announced that there would be no more skiing and that the race had been called off without any results being recorded.

The women's super-G, which was scheduled to follow the men's, was then in turn cancelled, which meant that overall World Cup winner Tina Maze was confirmed as the season's champion in the speciality.

Wednesday's opening action in the World Cup finals was also wiped out with men's and women's downhills falling victim to the bad weather.

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