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Montpellier defeats rivals to land 2022 World Figure Skating Championships

The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded hosting rights for World Championship events in its 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, with the French city of Montpellier seeing off competition from five rivals to secure the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships.

The awards were part of a group of hosting rights decisions made by the ISU Council at a meeting in Rome, Italy.

For the 2020-21 season, the Croatian capital of Zagreb held off competition from the English city of Sheffield to land the World Synchronised Skating Championships, to be held from April 8-10, 2021.

In 2021-22, the French city of Montpellier overcame strong competition to land the World Figure Skating Championships on March 21-27, 2022. Minsk, Sofia, Budapest, Turin and Bratislava had also bid for the event. The Canadian city of Hamilton secured the World Synchronised Skating Championships for April 7-9, 2022, ahead of the claims of Salzburg.

Moving into speed skating, the Norwegian town of Hamar will be the setting for the World Speed Skating Championships on March 3-6, 2022. Berlin, Tomaszów Mazowiecki and Salt Lake City had also bid for the event.

In short track speed skating, the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships will be held in Montreal, Canada on March 18-20, 2022. Tomaszów Mazowiecki and Salt Lake City had also bid for this event, along with Krasnoyarsk.