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Fog scuttles 2 World Cup skiing races

Organizers cancelled two World Cup skiing races Saturday in Germany because a dense fog hampered visibility.

Organizers cancelled two World Cup skiing races Saturday in Germany because of a dense fog that hampered visibility.

The women's Super-G race at Garmisch-Partenkirchen was rescheduled for Sunday, to take place before a men's slalom race.

The men's downhill was also cancelled Saturday. There was no immediate word on when that race would be rescheduled.

Nadia Fanchini of Italy leads the Super-G standings, with American Lindsey Vonn the overall World Cup leader.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia is first among a crowded field atop the overall World Cup men's standings. Michael Walchhofer of Austria is the downhill leader.

The World Championship in Val d'Isere, France, starts Tuesday.

Canada will be sending its largest team ever to the event, 21 skiers.

Calgary's John Kucera is sixth in the Super-G, with Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., in the same place in the downhill standings.

Emily Brydon of Fernie, B.C., is the top Canadian woman in any discipline, eighth in the downhill heading into the championship.

With files from the Associated Press

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