• Kyodo


The Japan Skating Federation reiterated its support Thursday for the city of Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, to host the 2020 speed skating world championships — even if the tournament merges with the world sprint speed skating championships that year.

The federation filed for candidacy to host the world championships last September. The plan for the new tournament by the International Skating Union will be discussed at its general assembly in June.

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