Men's races in Garmisch canceled

Updated: January 19, 2014, 1:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- A men's World Cup downhill and a giant slalom scheduled for Feb. 1-2 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen have been moved to St. Moritz because there is no snow in the southern German resort.

The last men's races before the Sochi Olympics will now be held in the Swiss resort on the same dates.

Mild weather also forced Garmisch-Partenkirchen organizers to cancel women's races slated for Jan. 25-26. They have been moved to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

The last time St. Moritz staged men's races was at the 2003 World Championships when Bode Miller of the United States won the giant slalom gold medal.

Also, Sunday's women's World Cup downhill was postponed due to heavy overnight snowfall in Cortina. The race had already been postponed from Saturday in place of a super-G and now both races will be made up in the coming days.

The new schedule calls for a super-G Thursday, downhills Friday and Saturday and a super-G Sunday.

These races are the final events skiers have to qualify for next month's Sochi Olympics.

The forecast called for continued snowfall in Cortina until Tuesday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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