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Figure skating worlds need new host

Updated: March 21, 2011, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Figure skating's governing body hopes to select a new site for its world championships by the end of the week because Japan is unable to be this year's host.

The championships were to have begun Monday in Tokyo but had been postponed because of the earthquake and tsunami.

The International Skating Union had offered Japan the possibility of hosting the worlds in October. But the Japan Skating Federation wrote back over the weekend, saying it was handing the competition back ...

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