Lillehammer will host the World Cup events moved from Nizhny Tagil ©Getty Images

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced that two men's Ski Jumping World Cup events scheduled for Nizhny Tagil in Russia have been cancelled and reallocated to Lillehammer.

The Norwegian town, the host of the Winter Olympics in 1994, will step in to stage the events on December 10 and 11.

Nizhny Tagil was supposed to be the third stop on the World Cup calendar during the 2016-17 season, but the FIS acted because the Russian venue did not install a required wind net on its large hill.

Problems with paying prize money to athletes on time were also referenced by the FIS.

It means that Lillehammer, which also hosted the Winter Youth Olympic Games this year, will be a stop on the World Cup circuit twice in the new season.

Two women's World Cups will remain at the Russian venue ©Getty Images
Two women's World Cups will remain at the Russian venue ©Getty Images

The venue will host the second stage of the new Raw Air Tournament, which is taking place at four hills in Norway.

Points gained will count to the overall World Cup standings, with results achieved at Raw Air meetings also serving as a separate competition in itself.

The Lillehammer legs will be on March 13 and 14.

Two women's World Cup events will remain in Nizhny Tagil, on the small hill which has been unaffected by the problems. 

They will be staged on December 10 and 11 - when the men's events should have taken place.