September 29, 2016

ZURICH (AP) World Cup events in men's ski jumping in Russia have been cancelled, with concerns that organizers previously failed to pay prize money on time.

The International Ski Federation says the Dec. 10-11 competitions at Nizhny Tagil will not take place, though two women's events will go ahead as scheduled.

The events had been at risk in the fallout from a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation into Russian state-backed doping.

In July, the International Olympic Committee asked winter sports bodies to look for other venues in 2016 while the investigation continued.

FIS says its concerns with Russian ski jumping organizers are safety equipment not installed and not paying ''entire prize money of past competitions to the athletes on time.''

FIS says it will announce if the men's events can be held elsewhere.

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