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Aspen Tentatively Gets World Cup

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Aspen, CO, June 5 (AP)–World Cup officials have tentatively awarded Aspen the first four major races of the 2001-2002 season.

The Federation Internationale du Ski has indicated Aspen will be the site of the first men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom races in mid-November, Aspen Skiing Co. spokeswoman Rose Abello said.

The decision was made this week at the FIS Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The FIS will formalize its schedule in spring 2001.

Aspen will get the races that have been held in Park City, Utah, for the last 10 years. They became available for 2001 because Park City will host Olympic ski races later that winter.

Aspen long was a fixture on the World Cup circuit, but gave up its downhill after several years of controversy.

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