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Moscow will host World Figure Skating Championships

March 24, 2011 |  9:33 am

Putin_250 The World Figure Skating Championships will take place in Moscow from April 24 to May 1, the International Skating Union said Thursday.

The announcement came a day after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised support for the event, which was initially scheduled for this week in Tokyo but was moved because of the disasters in Japan.

Tribune writer Philip Hersh has more on the announcement here.


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