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No countries have pulled out of World Championships

Updated: March 21, 2003, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The war in Iraq hasn't deterred the world's top skaters from traveling to the nation's capital for the World Figure Skating Championships.

Event co-chairwoman Leslie Gianelli said Friday that she had received no cancellations from skaters over concerns about security.

"I frankly expected some," Gianelli said. "We've been on pins and needles. I've always been confident that we would have a competition, but the last two days have been stressful."

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