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International Skating Union awards 2001 championships to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The International Skating Union on Thursday awarded the 2001 Four Continents figure skating championships to Salt Lake City, where the Winter Olympics will be staged one year later.

No date was set but the ISU said the competition would be next January or February.The Four Continents championships will serve as the figure skating test event for the 2002 Winter Games. Olympic organizers use test events to gain experience for volunteers and other officials.