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Moscow will host figure skating worlds

Updated: March 24, 2011, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- The world figure skating championships have a new site and a new date.

The event will be held April 24 to May 1 at Moscow's Megasport arena, the International Skating Union announced Thursday. The worlds were initially scheduled for this week in Tokyo, but Japanese officials said last weekend there was no way the country could serve as host following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis.

"We've been to Moscow a couple of times before for events, ...

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