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MOSCOW, April 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has applied to be host country of the 2017 world figure skating championship, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia Alexander Gorshkov told a news conference on Tuesday.
"We have applied to ISU, bidding for being host of the 2017 world figure skating championship we are planning to hold in Sochi, according to a decision made by the executive committee of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. The Russian Ministry of Sport and the administration of the Krasnodar region have approved our decision," Gorshkov said.