USA awarded 2015 world champs

Reuters - Thu, 03 Jun 20:56:00 2010

The Colorado resorts of Beaver Creek and Vail were chosen Thursday as hosts of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships.

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The United States was awarded the championships ahead of rival bids from Switzerland and Italy at a vote in Turkey.

"Our nation is deeply honored to have been selected as the site of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships," US Ski and Snowboard Association President Bill Marolt said.

The world championships have been held in the US on five previous occassions, most recently at Vail in 1999.

The next world championships will be held in Germany in 2011 with the 2013 event in Austria.

Reuters

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