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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2014 Selections Announced

28 Jun 2014

The World's top figure skaters including reigning Olympic Champions, World and European Champions and medalists will compete in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2014/15

ISU Championships 2017 provisional allotments

15 Jun 2014

The ISU Council has made the following ISU Championships allotments for the season 2016/17

55th ISU Ordinary Congress

13 Jun 2014

The International Skating Union’s 55th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 13 2014 in Dublin (IRL).

ISU World Development Trophy Figure Skating Single Skating - Manila / Philippines

21 Apr 2014

The final ISU World Development Trophy Event took place in Manila (PHI) on April 21-16, 2014.

ISU World Development Trophy Figure Skating - Gdansk (POL)

06 Apr 2014

The ISU World Development Trophy continued in Gdansk (POL) from April 1-6. This time the event concentrated on Single and Pair Skating and Ice Dance.

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships - Free Skating

05 Apr 2014

Team Finland 1 (Marigold Ice Unity) struck gold, giving Finland its eighth title at the ISU World Synchronized Championships.

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships - Short Program

04 Apr 2014

Team Finland 1 (Marigold Ice Unity) skated to the lead in the Short Program.

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2014 - Preview

03 Apr 2014

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2014 will be held in Courmayeur, Italy, on April 4 and 5.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Ice Dance Free Dance and Ladies Free Skating

29 Mar 2014

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 continued in Saitama, Japan, on Saturday with the Free Dance and the Ladies Free Skating

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Ice Dance Short Dance and Men Free Skating

28 Mar 2014

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 continued in Saitama, Japan, on Friday with the Short Dance and the Men’s Free Skating

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Pairs Free Skating and Ladies Short Program

27 Mar 2014

Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) claim fifth world title while Mao Asada (JPN) captures Ladies Short Program

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Pairs and Men's Short Program

26 Mar 2014

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 opened in Saitama, Japan, on Wednesday with the Pairs and Men’s Short Programs.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Preview

24 Mar 2014

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 will open in Saitama, Japan, on March 26. 177 skaters/couples from 38 ISU members have been entered for the Championships

Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen (NED) – Day 2

23 Mar 2014

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) were crowned as the queen and king of a party, officially called the Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships.

Essent ISU World Cup Allround Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen (NED) – Day 1

22 Mar 2014

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Koen Verweij (NED) are leading after the first day of the Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships.

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Skating Union (ISU) sign exclusive media rights deal

21 Mar 2014

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Skating Union (ISU) have reached an agreement on exclusive media rights from 2015 – 2019, marking 50 years of EBU-ISU partnership.

ISU World Development Trophy Short Track - Dongguan City (HKG)

21 Mar 2014

The second ISU World Development Trophy event of the season was a Short Track Speed Skating event and was held in Dongguan City, Hong Kong China on 16-21 March.

Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2014 - Preview

20 Mar 2014

The Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships will take place this weekend in the Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen (NED).

ISU World Junior FS Champs Sofia (BUL) Day 5

16 Mar 2014

Elena Radionova (RUS) skated to the Junior Ladies gold in Sofia (BUL)

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) - Day 3

16 Mar 2014

The Essent ISU World Cup Final concluded at the Thialf Stadion, Heerenveen on Sunday with American skaters Heather Richardson and Shani Davis winning the Ladies and Men’s Grand World Cup titles.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Montreal (CAN) – Day 3

16 Mar 2014

The third and final day of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014 resumed today in Montreal, Canada, with both the Ladies and Men competing in the 1000m, 3000m super final and relay events

ISU World Junior FS Champs Sofia (BUL) Day 4

15 Mar 2014

Nam Ngyuen (CAN) struck gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) on Saturday.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) - Day 2

15 Mar 2014

The second day of the Essent ISU World Cup Final at the Thialf Stadion in Heerenveen saw a new face on top of the World Cup podium in Annouk van der Weijden (NED), winner of the 3000m for Ladies.

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Montreal (CAN) - Day 2

15 Mar 2014

The second day of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014 resumed today in Montreal, Canada, with both the Ladies and Men competing in the 500m events.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Heerenveen (NED) - Day 1

14 Mar 2014

Ireen Wüst (NED) and Shani Davis (USA) won the World Cups for the Ladies 1500m and the Men’s 1000m respectively on the first day of the Essent ISU World Cup Final at the Thialf Stadion in Heerenveen

ISU World Junior FS Champs Sofia (BUL) Day 3

14 Mar 2014

Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) claimed the Ice Dance gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL)

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Montreal (CAN) – Day 1

14 Mar 2014

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014 began today in Montreal, Canada, with both the Ladies and Men competing in the 1500m events

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014, Montreal (CAN) - Preview

13 Mar 2014

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014 will open in Montreal, Canada on March 14.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final, Heerenveen (NED) - Preview

13 Mar 2014

The Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating series comes to an end with the Final which will take place from March 14-16 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.

ISU World Junior FS Champs Sofia (BUL) Day 2

13 Mar 2014

Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (CHN) claimed the Junior Pairs gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia (BUL) on Thursday.

ISU World Junior FS Champs Sofia (BUL) Day 1

12 Mar 2014

Pair skaters Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin (CHN) and ice dancers Kailtin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) took the lead as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014 kicked off in Sofia (BUL)

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Inzell (GER) – Day 3

09 Mar 2014

On the last day of the Essent ISU World Cup in 2013 Heather Richardson (USA) was in great shape again, just missing the 1000m track record on her way to victory in that event.

ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships – Erzurum (TUR)

09 Mar 2014

Do Hee Noh and Munhyeon Lee, both from Korea, were crowned Ladies and Men’s 2014 ISU World Junior Short Track champions.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Inzell (GER) Day 2

08 Mar 2014

The Essent ISU World Cup in Inzell continued today with good results for the USA: another victory for Heather Richardson and Shani Davis

ISU Junior World Speed Skating Championships – Bjugn (NOR)

08 Mar 2014

The ISU Junior World Speed Skating Championships took place in the covered but cold ice rink in Bjugn (NOR) this weekend.

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Preview

07 Mar 2014

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014 will open in Sofia, Bulgaria, on March 12. 179 skaters from 45 ISU members have been entered for the Championships.

ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2014 - Preview

07 Mar 2014

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2014 will open in Erzurum, Turkey on March 6.

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2014 - Preview

07 Mar 2014

The ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2014 will open in Bjugn, Norway on March 7.

Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Inzell (GER) - Day 1

07 Mar 2014

After the Olympic Games, the Essent ISU World Cup continued with the fifth competition of the season in Inzell.

ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2013/14 Review

06 Mar 2014

73 Ladies and 119 Men participated in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2013/14 series which concluded last weekend in Bjugn (NOR).

ISU World Development Trophy Speed Skating - Zakopane (POL)

03 Mar 2014

More than 25 youth skaters from six countries took part in the first Speed Skating ISU World Development Trophy in Zakopane, Poland.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Day 2

22 Feb 2014

The final Speed Skating competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games took place today in the Adler Arena.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Day 1

21 Feb 2014

The Speed skating competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games continued today with the Men and Ladies’ Team Pursuit Quarter Finals and the Men’s Semifinals.

Olympic WInter Games 2014 - Short Track Men 500 m, Ladies 1000 m and Men 5000 m Relay

21 Feb 2014

The short track speed skating competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games concluded today with the Men 500 m, Ladies’ 1000 m and the Men 5000 m Relay.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Team Pursuit Preview

20 Feb 2014

The Speed Skating competition will conclude with the Ladies’ and Men Team Pursuit which will take place on Friday and Saturday.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Ladies Free Skating

20 Feb 2014

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova skated off with the gold medal, dethroning 2010 Olympic Champion Yuna Kim of Korea and winning the first Olympic ladies title for her country. Carolina Kostner of Italy earned the bronze medal, the first Olympic figure skating medal in single skating for Italy.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies' 5000m

19 Feb 2014

Martina Sábliková (CZE) won the ladies’ 5000m title and bettered her own track record set last year in this very venue. Ireen Wüst (NED) took her fourth Sochi 2014 Olympic medal with her third silver. Carien Kleibeuker (NED) almost 36 years old won bronze

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Ladies Short Program

19 Feb 2014

Yuna Kim of Korea edged out Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova and Carolina Kostner of Italy for a narrow lead in the Ladies Short Program. The top three are virtually tied with just a few tenths of a point between them.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Short Track Ladies' 1000 m

18 Feb 2014

In the Ladies’ 3000 m and four years after their disqualification team Korea regained its spot atop the podium. Referees disqualified China for impeding, promoting Canada to silver and Italy to bronze.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 10,000 m

18 Feb 2014

The Dutch Speed Skating power house sweeps the podium for the fourth time at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Jorrit Bergsma (NED) won the men’s 10,000m in an Olympic record time of 12:44.45 which is also a new track record and personal best time. The favourite Sven Kramer finished in second and 37 year old Bob de Jong got the bronze medal.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance

17 Feb 2014

Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Monday, winning the first Olympic Ice Dance gold for the USA. 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada earned the silver medal and Russia’s Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov claimed the bronze.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men's 10,000 m

17 Feb 2014

Following the withdrawal of the Norwegian and the Russian Teams in preparation for the team pursuit the draw today delivered no big surprises.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies 1500m

16 Feb 2014

Jorien ter Mors leads the Dutch clean sweep in a new Olympic record time of 1:53.51. The defending champion Ireen Wüst skated 1:54.09 and finished with the silver medal and Lotte van Beek (NED) took the bronze with 1:54.54.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance

16 Feb 2014

Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) danced to first place in the short dance. Defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada are currently ranked second, trailing the leaders by 2.56 points. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov stand in third place

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Short Track Speed Skating Ladies 1500m

15 Feb 2014

Zhou Yang (CHN) won the ladies 1500m for the second time in a row, Shim Suk-Hee (KOR) finished in second place and Arianna Fontana (ITA) won bronze. With three races in one day for those who reached the final, it was a tough day.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Short Track Speed Skating Men 1000m

15 Feb 2014

To the delight of the home crowd Victor An and Vladimir Grigorev clenched the gold and silver medal respectively and Sjinkie Knegt finished third, winning the first medal in Short Track Speed Skating for the Netherlands

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men 1500m

15 Feb 2014

For the first time in Olympic history a Polish skater won a gold medal in Speed Skating. Zbigniew Bródka took the distance with the smallest ever margin on Koen Verweij (NED). The 2014 Men’s 1000m silver medalist Denny Morrison (CAN) took the bronze

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men 1500m Preview

14 Feb 2014

After a day’s break the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Speed Skating competition will continue on Sunday in the Adler Arena with the Men’s 1500m.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Men Free Skating

14 Feb 2014

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu struck gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Friday and became the first Japanese man to win the title. Patrick Chan of Canada took the silver medal and Denis Ten of Kazakhstan surged from ninth after the Short Program to capture the bronze.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies 1000m

13 Feb 2014

Hong Zhang from China won the first gold medal for China in speed skating history. Ireen Wüst (NED), who won gold in the 3000m finished in second place and team mate Margot Boer had her second bronze of the week.

Olympic WInter Games 2014 - Short Track Ladies 500 m

13 Feb 2014

Jianrou Li (CHN) took the title followed by Arianna Fontana (ITA) who had won bronze in Vancouver in the same distance and in Turin for the Ladies’ Relay. Seung-Hi Park (KOR) got the bronze medal.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Men Short Program

13 Feb 2014

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu set a record score to take the lead in an eventful Men's Short Program. Patrick Chan of Canada sits second place and Javier Fernandez came third before the final Free Skating on Friday.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Free Skating

12 Feb 2014

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov were crowned Olympic Champions in Sochi on home ice on Wednesday. Teammates Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov claimed the silver medal and Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy of Germany settled for the bronze.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men 1000 m

12 Feb 2014

In the third Speed Skating Men’s distance which was the 1000m, Stefan Groothuis (NED) won in 1:08.39, a new track record. Denny Morrison (CAN) got silver in 1:08.43 and Michel Mulder, the 500m champion, grabbed bronze in 1:08.74, thus becoming the first multi-medalist at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies 500m

11 Feb 2014

Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) won gold in the ladies’ 500m speed skating event in two Olympic record times. In second place came Olga Fatkulina (RUS) and the bronze medal went to Margot Boer (NED).

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Pairs Short Program

11 Feb 2014

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program setting a record score on the way. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy of Germany are sitting in second place, trailing the Russians by 4.53 points. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov of Russia follow in third place.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Preview

11 Feb 2014

The figure skating singles competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will start in Sochi, Russia, on February 11. Skaters/couples from 30 ISU members have been entered for the Olympic Winter Games

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Short Track Speed Skating Men 1500m

10 Feb 2014

Charles Hamelin (CAN) won the first Short track Speed Skating medal of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the Men’s 1500m. China’s Tianyu Han surprised by taking gold while Victor An (RUS) brought Russia the first medal in Short track skating history with his bronze medal.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men 500 m

10 Feb 2014

The Dutch skaters not only won their first ever men 500m gold but also swept the podium for the second time at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Ladies 3000m

09 Feb 2014

Olga Graf brought Russia the first medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Ladies' 3000m. Ireen Wüst won gold while 2010 Olympic Champion Martina Sábliková took silver.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Short Track Speed Skating Preview

09 Feb 2014

The Iceberg Skating Palace will host eight Olympic Short Track competitions; the Men’s and Ladies’ 1500m, 1000m and 500m as well as the Men’s 5000m Relay and the Ladies’ 3000m Relay.

Team Russia skates off with gold

09 Feb 2014

Team Russia skated off with the gold medal in the inaugural team event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Team Canada claimed the silver medal while team USA earned the bronze.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Preview

08 Feb 2014

The first medal competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games for ISU sports takes place today in the Speed skating Adler Arena.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Speed Skating Men 5000 m

08 Feb 2014

The Netherlands started the competition with a clean sweep in the men's 5000m and the expected favorite Sven Kramer, withstood the pressure and won the gold

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Team Event Day 2

08 Feb 2014

Team Russia extended their lead on day two of the team event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Saturday.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Team Event Short Dance and Ladies Short Program entries

07 Feb 2014

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games figure skating team event will continue on February 8 2014 with the Ice Dance Short Dance, Ladies Short Program and Pairs Free Skating

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Team Event - Team Captains

07 Feb 2014

The Team Captains for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games figure skating team event have been announced

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Day One

06 Feb 2014

Russia took the lead as the team competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games kicked off with the Men’s and Pairs Short Programs. Team Canada sits in second, followed by Team China.

Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Figure Skating Team Event Preview

05 Feb 2014

The first time that a figure skating team event will be contested at the Olympic Winter Games

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