Austrian venue to host makeup World Cup slaloms

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OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) -- The World Cup slalom races canceled this month because of warm weather in Finland will be staged in December in Flachau, Austria.

The International Ski Federation says the women will race on Dec. 20, two days after a World Cup slalom in Courchevel, France. The men race in Flachau on Dec. 21, two days after their slalom in Alta Badia, Italy.

Both two-run events are in the home town of Austrian great Hermann Maier.

FIS had to cancel the traditional first slaloms of the season in Levi next weekend because of unexpected warm weather in the Lapland resort.