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Worlds awaits Japan organizers' reply

Updated: March 18, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Figure skating's ruling body will consider moving the world championships if Japanese organizers are unable by Monday to commit to hosting the event at a later date.

The championships were to begin next week in Tokyo but were postponed because the earthquake and tsunami have left the country in crisis.

International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta sent a letter to Japanese organizers Tuesday asking if they could still host.

He tells The Associated Press that ...

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