Updated: Sunday, 19 January 2014 18:04 | By Agence France-Presse

Cortina downhill skiing race cancelled again

The women's World Cup downhill, held over from Saturday, had to be called off again in Cortina on Sunday due to heavy snowfall, organisers announced.

Cortina downhill skiing race cancelled again

A man clears snow from a roof in Cortina d'Ampezzo on January 18, 2014 - by Giuseppe Cacace

The event was due to have been staged Sunday in place of the scheduled super-G.

But the International Ski Federation explained they had to call it off as it would have taken at least 15 hours to make the circuit raceable after the overnight snow fall.

Local organisers have been battling with incessant snowfall in the Italian Dolomites resort since Friday.

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