Next World Cup Alpine skiing races canceled

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The men’s and women’s Alpine skiing World Cup slaloms in Levi, Finland, on Nov. 14-15 were canceled due to unfavorable weather forecasts, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said Thursday.

FIS could reschedule the races later in the season. The last time the Levi slaloms were canceled, they were rescheduled in Flachau, Austria, in December in 2011.

Mikaela Shiffrin won the Levi slalom — and its reindeer prize — in 2013, three months before she became the youngest Olympic slalom champion in Sochi.

The next World Cup races are in Aspen, Colo., for the women and Lake Louise, Alberta, for the men, both on Thanksgiving weekend.

Lindsey Vonn is expected to race in Aspen (a giant slalom Nov. 28) in her first race this season. Vonn, a four-time World Cup overall champion, skipped the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 24, which came a little more than two months after she fractured an ankle in a New Zealand training crash.

Italian Federica Brignone and U.S. Olympic champion Ted Ligety won the Soelden races and are the World Cup overall standings leaders.

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