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FIS picks Are, Sweden, to host 2019 Alpine worlds; Austria's Seefeld gets 2019 Nordic champs

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BARCELONA, Spain - The International Ski Federation has chosen Are in Sweden to host the Alpine skiing world championships in 2019.

Are, which last hosted in 2007, was awarded the two-yearly event ahead of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

The FIS ruling council also chose Seefeld in Austria from a four-candidate race to host the 2109 Nordic ski championships.

The other contenders were: Obertsdorf in Germany, Almaty in Kazakhstan — which has applied to host the 2022 Winter Olympics — and Planica, Slovenia.

Are also hosted the Alpine worlds in 1954.

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