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Stockholm set to host World Figure Skating Championships

Stockholm is set to stage the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships after the International Skating Union (ISU) awarded the Swedish capital provisional hosting rights for the event.

The event will take place from March 22-28, 2021. Stockholm has been selected ahead of bids from Milan, Italy; Seoul, Korea; and Bratislava in Slovakia.

Stockholm is one of the cities interested in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has hosted the World Figure Skating Championships seven times in the past, most recently in 1947. Sweden last staged the event in 2008, when Gothenburg played host.

The ISU has also provisionally awarded hosting rights for the 2021 European Figure Skating Championships to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The event will be held from January 25-31.

In addition, Hachinohe City in Japan and Salt Lake City in the US have been awarded provisional hosting rights for the 2021 World Junior Speed Skating Championships and World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, respectively.

The ISU said the allotment of all other championships for the 2020-21 season will be pending until its next scheduled Council meeting in October.