Three bidders seek 2017 Alpine worlds


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland -- Switzerland's St. Moritz and Italian resort Cortina d'Ampezzo have made a third straight bid to host Alpine skiing's world championships.

The International Ski Federation said Tuesday that bidding for the 2017 event is a three-way contest with Are in Sweden.

St. Moritz and Cortina lost to Austria's Schladming for 2013 rights and Vail-Beaver Creek in the United States for 2015. Are hosted in 2007.

The FIS ruling council will select the winner in June 2012 at its congress in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Four bidders are competing for the 2017 Nordic worlds: Lahti, Finland; Oberstdorf, Germany; Planica, Slovenia; and Zakopane, Poland.

Spain's Sierra Nevada is the only bidder for the 2017 freestyle and snowboard worlds.