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Italy to host 2018 World Figure Skating Championships

Italy is set to stage the 2018 edition of the World Figure Skating Championships after the International Skating Union (ISU) announced a series of hosting rights for its various events.

Although the ISU has announced that the 2018 event will take place from March 5-11 of that year, the sport’s global governing body is yet to confirm whether the Championships will take place in Milan or Turin. The latter city was the venue when Italy last staged the event in 2010.

This year’s edition of the event took place in the Chinese city of Shanghai from March 23-29, while Boston in the US will stage the 2016 Championships before it travels to Helsinki, Finland in 2017.

Meanwhile, the ISU’s 2018 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships have been awarded to Changchun in China and will take place from March 3-4. Meanwhile, the Junior World Speed Skating Championships will run in Salt Lake City, US from March 9-11.

The Canadian city of Montreal will play host to the 2018 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships from March 16-18, while the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships will take place in the Polish capital of Warsaw from March 2-4.

The ISU has also confirmed the Swedish capital of Stockholm as host for the 2018 edition of its World Synchronised Skating Championships, with the event due to take place from April 6-7. Meanwhile, the World Junior Figure Skating Championships will run from March 5-11 in the Bulgarian city of Sofia.

The organisation has also awarded its 2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships to the Netherlands, with either Heerenveen or Amsterdam set to host the event from March 10-11.

In addition, the ISU has named the Russian capital of Moscow as host of the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships, with the event due to run in the city from January 15-21. The German city of Dresden will also stage an ISU event in 2018, having been confirmed as host of the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships from January 12-14.