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Japan world championships in jeopardy

Updated: March 14, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Germany announced Sunday it will not send a team to next week's world figure skating championships in Tokyo, and international skating officials were weighing whether to even hold the event following the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country.

Germany, the United States and several European countries have advised citizens not to travel to Japan, and the German Ice Skating Union said in a statement it would follow that recommendation. The first German skaters ...

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