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Germany, France to host 2017 worlds

STOCKHOLM -- The International Ice Hockey Federation says it has chosen Germany and France to co-host the 2017 world championship.

A joint bid by Paris and Cologne beat out rival candidate Copenhagen and Riga, Latvia, by a vote of 63-45 among federation delegates at the annual congress in Sweden.

Germany last hosted the worlds in 2010, while the tournament hasn't been held in France since 1951.