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Nice, France to host 2012 worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Nice, France.

The International Skating Union has scheduled the annual competition to take place in the Mediterranean resort city from March 26-April 1 that year.

It will be the seventh time France has hosted the world championships. It last staged the competition in 2000, also in Nice.

This year's worlds were in Los Angeles. They will be in Turin, Italy, next year and in Nagano, Japan, in 2011.

The ISU also said Monday that the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships will be held in Sheffield, England.