St. Moritz in Switzerland has been awarded the 2023 IBSF World Championships ©IBSF

St. Moritz in Switzerland has been awarded the 2023 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships as the governing body revealed Sochi, Whistler and Winterberg had applied to stage the 2024 edition of the event.

The Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina track was confirmed as the location for the 2023 World Championships during the IBSF Congress in Prague.

It will be the 24th time St. Moritz has played host to either the entirety or part of the IBSF's flagship event outside of the Olympic Games.

The Swiss town, which last staged the competition in 2013, was also given the hosting rights for the IBSF Junior World Championships in 2021 at the Congress in the Czech capital.

IBSF secretary general Heike Größwang told delegates at the meeting that Sochi in Russia, Whistler in Canada and the German resort of Winterberg had submitted bids for the 2024 World Championships.

The 2019 IBSF Congress was held in Prague ©IBSF
The 2019 IBSF Congress was held in Prague ©IBSF

The Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi staged bobsleigh and skeleton events at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games but was not included on the list of IBSF World Cup venues for the 2019 to 2020 season.

The bid from Sochi comes as Russia continues its rapid rehabilitation following the doping scheme it orchestrated at major events including the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Whistler played host to this year's IBSF World Championships and is also due to stage the 2021 Luge World Championships.

Winterberg has held the event on four occasions, the last coming back in 2015.

The IBSF is due to select the 2024 host at its Congress next year, which will take place in China.

Jamaica was conditionally awarded the 2021 IBSF Congress by the delegates at the Prague meeting.