Women’s World Cup ski races canceled in Germany by weather

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The women’s World Cup ski races in Germany next week were canceled Thursday because of poor snow conditions and forecast rain.

The giant slalom and slalom in Ofterschwang on March 7-8 were potential races for Mikaela Shiffrin to return from an extended break after the death of her father.

The International Ski Federation said a “possible replacement will be communicated in due course.”

The four weekends left in the women’s World Cup season also face disruption from a virus outbreak spreading from China to Europe, including northern Italy.

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Spectator numbers will be limited this weekend in La Thuile and could also be enforced at the finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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