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Are to host '19 Alpine worlds

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 biennial 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.