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Weather postpones women's world downhill

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  • Women's world championship downhill at Val D'Isere on Sunday is postponed
  • Heavy snow and thick fog on the course make it impossible for race to be run
  • Race will now take place on Monday between two legs of men's super-combi
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(CNN) -- The women's world championship downhill at Val D'Isere on Sunday has been postponed until Monday because of snow and foggy conditions on the course.

Organizers at the French resort twice put the start time back, before finally giving up hope of staging the event due to the poor conditions.

Heavy snow, which fell overnight and continued on Sunday morning, and bands of thick fog also saw the postponement of the men's third and final downhill training ahead of Monday's super-combined event.

Despite the efforts of over 200 volunteers in clearing away the fresh snow, all their efforts proved in vain as visibility failed to improve.

The International Ski Federation said the women's downhill would now take place at 1200 GMT, sandwiched in-between the downhill (0900 GMT) and slalom (1600 GMT) of the men's super-combined.

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