January 11, 2015

TAUPLITZ, Austria (AP) A World Cup ski flying event was canceled Sunday after fierce winds made jumping from the 200-meter hill too dangerous.

Increasing winds of up to 80 kph (50 mph) started an hour before the scheduled start, prompting organizers to call off the event.

The International Ski Federation didn't immediately announce a replacement.

Severin Freund of Germany won Saturday's opening competition on the reconstructed Kulm hill.

The next World Cup ski jumping event is in Wisla, Poland, on Thursday.

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