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  • 2008 Winter Sports World Championships Calendar


    (ATR) The winter sports season winds up in the next few months with world champion titles on the line.

    The 2008 International Biathlon Union World Championships happen in Ostersund, Sweden from Feb. 8 - 17. The 2007/2008 world cup season finishes in Holmenkollen, Norway on Mar. 16.

    The International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation holds world championships in Altenberg, Germany from Feb. 11 - 24. World Cup races wrap up in Konigssee, Germany on Feb. 3.

    The curling world championships calendar begins with the wheelchair worlds in Sursee, Switzerland from Feb. 2 - 9. The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship will be in Vierumaki, Finland from March 9 - 15. The women’s edition follows in Vernon, B.C. from Mar. 22 - 30, then the men’s matches will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota from Apr. 5 -13.

    The International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship runs from May 1-18 in Quebec City and Halifax, Canada; the women's tournament is in Harbin, China Apr. 4 - 12.

    The International Luge Federation World Championships will be held in Oberhof, Germany from Jan. 25 - 27. World Cup events finish up in Moscow on Feb. 2.

    The International Skating Union begins its season of world championships with the sprint speed skating event at Heerenveen, Netherlands on Jan. 19 and 20. The Allround Speed Skating Championships run Feb. 9 and 10 in Berlin. Short track speed skating worlds take place in Gangneung, South Korea from Mar. 7 - 9. Team championships follow in Harbin, China on Mar. 15 and 16. The figure skating worlds are next, from Mar. 17 - 23 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Synchronized skating closes the season with worlds in Budapest from Mar. 28 - 30.

    The International Ski Federation holds world championships in most events only in odd-numbered years. The Ski-Flying World Championships are an exception, taking place in Oberstdorf, Germany Feb. 21 - 24. The world cup season will be done on Apr. 17 with a final speed skiing event in Verbier, Switzerland.

    Written by Maggie Lee

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