Skiing: Are to host 2019 alpine ski worlds

The Swedish resort of Are will host the 2019 World Alpine Ski Championships, the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced Thursday.

With nine votes at the FIS Council meeting of the International Ski Congress, Are achieved the majority in the first ballot against its sole competitor, the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships will be hosted by Seefeld in Austria, which beat out Oberstdorf, Germany, in the third ballot.

Oberstdorf and Park City, USA, were unanimously elected as hosts of the 2018 FIS Ski Flying World Championships and joint 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships respectively.