Updated: Saturday, 01 February 2014 18:30 | By Agence France-Presse

Kranjska Gora giant slalom cancelled

The women's giant slalom at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, the last one before the Sochi Olympics, was cancelled on Saturday because of poor visibility, organisers announced.

Kranjska Gora giant slalom cancelled

An unidentified skier clears the gates during the first run of the men's World Cup slalom race in Kranjska Gora/Slovenia on March 6, 2011 - by Hrvoje Polan

"Due to the currently difficult weather conditions, with rain and fog, Kranska Gora GS is unfortunately cancelled!" said the International Ski Federation on their Twitter account.

The decision came after the first leg was initially put back by half an hour from its scheduled 0900 GMT start.

Sunday's slalom is still due to go ahead and will be the last event before competitors head for Sochi for the Winter Games, which run from February 7-23.

Kranjska Gora had replaced Maribor for this weekend's leg of the World Cup due to a lack of snow in the latter resort.

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