Men's GS Moved from Val D'Isere

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VAL D'ISERE, France Dec. 8, 2003 (AP)--A men's World Cup giant slalom scheduled for Val d'Isere on Dec. 14 was switched to Alta Badia in Italy.

The International Ski Federation moved the event even though the course was ready, race organizers said Sunday. Lack of snow earlier prompted the federation to switch the men's downhill at Val d'Isere on Dec. 13 to Vail, Colo.

Television rights for hosting only one of two events were deemed too expensive by the group Media Partners, the federation said.

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