Updated: Saturday, 01 February 2014 22:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Last men's pre-Olympics downhill ski race cancelled

The last men's downhill before the Winter Olympics was cancelled on Saturday because of fog shrouding the course in the Swiss resort of St Moritz.

Last men's pre-Olympics downhill ski race cancelled

Coaches and officials ski down after the downhill race of the men's FIS Alpine skiing World Cup was cancelled due to the weather condition, on February 1, 2014 in St Moritz - by Guenter Schiffmann

The race had its start time put back on three occasions before stewards decided that, with fog still hanging over the middle part of the course, racing was impossible.

The downhill was due to be the last before the start of the Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which run from February 7 to February 23, with the downhill race scheduled for February 9.

Sunday's giant slalom could also fall victim to the weather as heavy snow is predicted for later on Saturday. 

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