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6 countries offer to host skating worlds

 Children play basketball on the ground outside a make-shift shelter in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, following the March...
 A Japanese evacuee rides his bike past a destroyed piano from a nearby music shop in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-destroyed town of Ishinomaki...

Japan Earthquake

Children play basketball on the ground outside a make-shift shelter in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, following the March...

Japan Earthquake

A Japanese evacuee rides his bike past a destroyed piano from a nearby music shop in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-destroyed town of Ishinomaki...

The ISU says six countries have submitted bids to replace Japan as host of this year's figure skating world championships.
International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta told The Associated Press on Monday that the bids are from Russia (Moscow), Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia), the United States (Colorado Springs, Colorado or Lake Placid, New York), Finland (Turku), Croatia and Austria.
The Croatia offer is likely Zagreb, while Cinquanta believes Graz is Austria's offer.
The ISU council will vote Wednesday or Thursday on the site and determine the dates in late April or early May.
The worlds were scheduled to begin Monday in Tokyo, but were postponed due to the earthquake and tsunami that have left Japan in crisis.


Updated : 2021-02-26 03:29 GMT+08:00