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Boston to host 2016 skating worlds

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan performs during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships
The skating world championships are returning to the US.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)

Boston has been chosen to host the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, the first time in seven years the event will be in the United States.

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Worlds are tentatively scheduled for March 28 to April 3, according to the release Monday from the International Skating Union.

This will be the 13th time the United States has hosted the world championships, but the first time in Boston. The city is hardly a stranger to big figure skating events, however. It will host the US championships for the seventh time in January.

The last time the world championships were in the US, Evan Lysacek won the men's title in his hometown of Los Angeles. He went on to win Olympic gold the next year at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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