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Alpine skiing: Last men's pre-Olympics downhill cancelled

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The last men's downhill before the Winter Olympics was cancelled on Saturday because of fog shrouding the course in the Swiss resort of St Moritz.

The race had its start time put back on three occasions before stewards decided that, with fog still hanging over the middle part of the course, racing was impossible.

The downhill was due to be the last before the start of the Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which run from February 7 to February 23, with the downhill race scheduled for February 9.

Sunday's giant slalom could also fall victim to the weather as heavy snow is predicted for later on Saturday.

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