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3 resorts bid to host 2015 Alpine skiing worlds

3 resorts bid to host 2015 Alpine skiing worlds

Resorts in Italy, Switzerland and the United States are bidding to host the Alpine skiing world championships in 2015, the International Ski Federation said Tuesday.
All three candidates _ Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy; St. Moritz, Switzerland; and Vail-Beaver Creek in the United States _ were also on the ticket last year when the Austrian resort of Schladming won the 2013 hosting rights.
The Vail-Beaver Creek bid team believes the two-week event should come to Colorado for the first time since 1999 because Schladming will be the seventh straight European venue for the worlds.
The French village of Val d'Isere staged the championships in February, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany will host the 2011 event.
The federation received one bid, from Harrachov in the Czech Republic, to host the 2014 ski flying world championships.
Four resorts applied to host the 2015 Nordic skiing worlds: Falun, Sweden; Lahti, Finland; Oberstdorf, Germany; and Zakopane, Poland.
Kreischberg in Austria is the only bidder for the 2015 freestyle and snowboard worlds.
"I am delighted to see that despite the current economical climate we have received applications as candidates for the world championships in all disciplines," FIS president Gian Franco Kasper said. "This underlines the continuing strength of our flagship events and their appeal to global audiences."
The 16-member FIS Council will choose the winning bids on June 3, 2010 at the federation's congress in Antalya, Turkey.


Updated : 2021-07-30 19:50 GMT+08:00