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2 US cities bidding for 2018 equestrian games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The city of Wellington, Florida, is back in contention to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games, 16 months after pulling out of the race.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) says the United States has proposed both Wellington and Lexington, Kentucky as applicants by Friday's deadline. Lexington hosted the four-yearly event in 2010.

Bromont, Quebec, is a third applicant, the FEI says. The governing body says it will decide next month which applicants to accept as formal candidates. The FEI board will decide the winner next June, after a delayed bidding contest which has seen Austria, Britain and Morocco also express interest before withdrawing.

The World Equestrian Games is a combined world championships in eight disciplines. In 2014, the event will be hosted by Normandy, France.

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