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Kolomna Event Box

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships– Kolomna (RUS) Day 3

Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) crushed the 1000m track record to become the second Russian male speed skater winning the 1000m world title after Sergey Klevchenya in 1996. The enthusiastic Russian crowd also cheered for world champions Sven Kramer (NED) in the Men’s 5000m, Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) in the Ladies’ 500m, and the Dutch ladies in the Team Pursuit at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna on Saturday.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dordrecht (NED) - Saturday

Elise Christie (GBR) and Se Yeong Park (KOR) at the top of the podium in the first 1000 m. Historic win for Vladislav Bykanov (ISR) in the Men’s 1500 m while Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) earns a sixth individual medal in as many World Cup stops this season.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships– Kolomna (RUS) Day 2

Denis Yuskov retained his crown in the Race of Kings. The Russian took 1500m gold on home ice and became the first male speed skater to win three consecutive world titles in the 1500m. It was a spectacular second day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna, with 1000m gold for Jorien ter Mors (NED), Martina Sáblíková (CZE) taking a record extending eighth 5000m title and the Dutch men winning Team Pursuit gold.

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Single and Pairs Judges and Referees Seminars 2016

1. ISU Recognized Single & Pair Skating Judges’ Seminars 2016 2. Special Sponsored Topic Seminar 2016 3. ISU Sponsored Seminars (with ISU Examinations) for first appointment of International Judges 2016

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships– Kolomna (RUS) Day 1

Sven Kramer (NED) took his fourth world title in the 10,000m on the first day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 in Kolomna. Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) took silver to grab Canada’s first medal in the longest distance for men. Martina Sáblíková (CZE) edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) by 0.08 seconds to take the Ladies 3,000m gold.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships– Kolomna (RUS) Preview

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2016 will be held at the Kometa Stadium in Kolomna from February 11 to 14. The tournament kicks off with the Men’s 10,000m and the Ladies’ 3000m on Thursday.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dresden (GER) - Day 2

The fifth stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 concluded today in Dresden (GER) with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m, second 1500 m and the Relay events. Canadians St-Gelais and Hamelin strike again with wins in the 500 m while Korea dominates the 1500 m distance with five medals. Italy (Ladies) and Russia (Men) are first time Relay winners this season.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Dresden (GER) - Day 1

Racing resumed today in Dresden (GER) for the fifth stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2015/16 with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m and 1500 m events. Canadians at the top of the podium in the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m. Elise Christie (GBR) and Jiwon Park (KOR) earn gold in the first 1500 m

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Stavanger (NOR) Day 3

Brittany Bowe (USA) secured the 1000m World Cup and took the track record from absent Jorien Ter Mors and holds the fastest time in Norway. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won both the 500m and the 1000m again while Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 3000m and is certain of winning the World Cup.

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ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sofia (BUL) - Day 2

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Chunyu Qu (CHN) was crowned the Lady 2015 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion, while Ziwei Ren (CHN) took the championship title on the men’s side. In the team events, the relay champions for both the ladies and men’s competition were China. Two World Records were broken today.

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Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS) claim gold

Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov of Russia claimed the gold medal in the Pairs event. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot earned the silver medal and the bronze went to Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia.

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) dance off with gold

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced off with the gold medal. Italy’s Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte took the silver medal and the bronze went to Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Stavanger (NOR) Day 2

After forty victories in long distances and Mass Start events, Martina Sáblíková (CZE) took her 41st World Cup victory in the 1500m. Sven Kramer (NED) proved to be in good shape by winning the 5000m. Jing Yu (CHN) won the ladies’ 500m in a fast time while Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the 1000m.

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ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sofia (BUL) - Day 1

Chunyu Qu (CHN) concluded the day leading the Ladies classification while Hongzhi Xu (CHN) and Yongjin Lim (KOR) are tied at the top of the leaderboard in the Men’s standings. Suzanne Schulting (NED) and Yongjin Lim (KOR) win their 1500 m events.Chinese skaters claim victories in the 500 finals: Chunyu Qu (Ladies) and Hongzhi Xu (Men).

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Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program

Olympic Champions Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov of Russia won the Pairs Short Program. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot came second and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia are currently ranked third.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) skates off with gold

Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia skated off with the gold medal and led a Russian sweep of the Ladies podium. It was the second consecutive Russian podium sweep in the Ladies event and the sixth in history.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Stavanger (NOR) Day 1

Jorien ter Mors (NED) impressed by skating the fastest lowland 1000m ever in Norway. The Chinese ladies and the Russian men dominated the 500m. Hong Zhang (CHN) won the ladies’ 500m and Pavel Kulizhnikov the men’s 500m on the first day of the first ISU World Cup in the Sørmarka Arena in Stavanger. Denis Yuskov skated the fastest 1500m.

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Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) win Short Dance

Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte of Italy won the Short Dance. Defending champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France came second and Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev follow in third place.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) skates to fourth European title

Javier Fernandez of Spain skated to his fourth consecutive European title. Alexei Bychenko of Israel claimed a historic first medal for his country at the European Championships with the silver. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun settled for the bronze.

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ISU Ice Dance Seminars for Referees and Judges hosted by Members 2016

Further to ISU Communication No 1977 and after having received Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) captures Ladies Short Program

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) captures Ladies Short Program Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia captured the Ladies Short Program followed by teammates Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) leads Men after Short Program

Javier Fernandez of Spain skated to a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun came second and Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic placed third.

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ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sofia (BUL) - Preview

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on January 29-31. It is the first time that Bulgaria hosts these World Junior Championships where 193 skaters from 39 ISU Members have been entered to compete.

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Revised Qualifying Tables - ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 Sofia, BUL

Due to the extremely large number of competitors entered, the qualification tables had to be updated.

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ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 - Shanghai (CHN) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU Shanghai Trophy Shanghai (CHN) are now open

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Seoul (KOR) are now open

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ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016 - Shanghai (CHN) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU Shanghai Trophy Shanghai (CHN) are now open

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ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Bratislava (SVK) - Preview

The 2016 ISU European Figure Skating Championships will open in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on January 27. 159 skaters from 33 ISU Members have been entered for the Championships. Skaters/couples need to have obtained a minimum total technical score in Short Program and Free Skating in order to compete at the European Championships. Two reigning European Champions are back and hope to defend their title.

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ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sochi (RUS) Day 3

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2016 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Elise Christie (GBR) was crowned the Lady 2016 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Champion for the second consecutive year, while Semen Elistratov (RUS) took the championship title on the men’s side. This was Elistratov’s first ever European Championship title. In the team events, the relay champions for both the ladies and men’s events is Netherlands.

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Debrecen (HUN) Media Accreditationsare now open.

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ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sochi (RUS)

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying rounds in all individual distances, Europe’s best short track speed skaters took the ice today in Sochi for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals. Elise Christie (GBR) and Semen Elistratov (RUS) concluded the day leading their respective European Championship classification.

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Update ISU Communication 1958

ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 (revised version January 22, 2016 – paragraph 6.1)

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ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sochi (RUS) Preview

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday January 22, 2016 in Sochi (RUS).

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ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships - Seoul (KOR) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Seoul (KOR) are now open

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ISU launches ISU Social Media Hub and Continues with its social media video campaign

Today the ISU launches its Social Media Hub on the official website. Fans, media and the skating family can now follow skating news all in one place.

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Ice Dance Development Seminar 2016

ISU International Ice Dance Development Training Seminar for Ice Dance Couples and their Coaches from Asia, Oceania, the Pacific Region and South Africa in Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 14 – 20, 2016.

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships– Minsk (BLR) Day 2

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won both the 1500m and the 5000m to secure her fifth career European Allround title in style on Sunday in Minsk. In the men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NED) won a record extending eighth European title. Bart Swings (BEL) grabbed silver to become the second Belgian after Dutch-born Bart Veldkamp (BEL) in 2001 (silver) to claim a medal at the European Championships.

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships– Minsk (BLR) Day 1

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) anticipated on her fifth European Allround title with a convincing 500m and a track record in the 3000m on the first day of the European Speed Skating Championships in Minsk. In the men’s Sven Kramer (NED) leads sovereignly after a new track record in the 5000m.

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World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2015/16

ISU Communication 1989 replaces ISU Communication 1935 in regards to the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2015/16 series

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships– Minsk (BLR) Preview

For the first time the ISU European Speed Skating Championships will be held in the Republic of Belarus. The country’s capital and largest city Minsk will host the event on 9-10 January 2016. It could be the last time that the European Championships consist of the big combination (Men) and the small combination (Ladies). In 2017 the event will see the removal of the 10,000 m (Men) and the 5000m (Ladies), which will be replaced by the 1000m.

Wjch Sofia Event Box

ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Sofia (BUL) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Sofia (BUL) are now open

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WADA Prohibited List

Since 2004, and as mandated by World Anti-Doping Code, WADA has published an annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List).

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ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships - Berlin (GER) - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Berlin (GER) are now open

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Frankfurt Seminar 2016

ISU Communication 1988 has been published

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ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditations

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditations are now open.

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Synchronized Skating Judges Examination and Trial Judging 2016

Synchronized Skating Judges Examination will take place in Budapest, HUN – April 7-9, 2016 and Trial Judging in Zagreb, CRO – March 10-12, 2016

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) Media Accreditations

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 - Boston (USA) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Heerenveen (NED) Day 3

Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) won the Ladies’ 1500m and took silver in the 500m on the final day of the World Cup in Heerenveen on Saturday. She collected a total of four medals in Thialf Stadium this weekend.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Shanghai (CHN) - Sunday

China claims three gold medals today in front of home crowd. Kexin Fan (CHN) and Dajing Wu (CHN) win their respective 500 m final, while Ziwei Ren (CHN) wins the Men's 1500 m. In the Ladies' Relay, Korea wins for the fourth time in as many World Cup events. On the Men's side, Hungary claims a historical first gold medal in the Relay.

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Polina Tsurskaya (RUS) takes Junior Ladies gold Borisova/ Sopot (RUS) skate to Junior Pairs Gold

Polina Tsurskaya (RUS) takes Junior Ladies gold, Ekaterina Borisova/Dmitry Sopot (RUS) skate to Junior Pairs gold and Team Paradise (RUS) wins Synchronized Skating Free Skating

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Golden dance for Weaver/Poje (CAN) Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) strike gold

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Saturday with the Free Dance, Ladies and Men’s Free Skating.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Heerenveen (NED) Day 2

Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) set a new track record and the fastest time ever on a lowland track with 1:08.16 to take gold in the Men’s 1000m in Heerenveen’s Thialf Stadium on Saturday.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Shanghai (CHN) - Saturday

Canada and Korea each earn two gold medals during Saturday's racing. Valerie Maltais (CAN) earns her first individual gold medal of the season in the 1000m while Yoon-Gy Kwak (KOR) tops the podium on the Men's side. The Ladies 1500m is won by Minjeong Choi (KOR), who wins for the third time in a row in the distance this season. Charles Hamelin (CAN) earns his fourth gold medal of the season, winning the Men's 1500 m.

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Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter win Junior Ice Dance and Nathan Chen (USA) skates to Gold

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Friday with the Junior Free Dance, Junior Men’s Free Skating.

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Weaver/ Poje (CAN) dance to lead, Stolbova/ Klimov (RUS) win gold & Evgenia Medvedeva leads

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Friday with the Short Dance, Pairs Free Skating and Ladies Short Program.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Heerenveen (NED) Day 1

Sang-Hwa Lee set a new track record at the newly built ice rink in Heerenveen’s Thialf Stadium on Friday. The Korean skated 37.59 to take gold in the 500m on the first day of the fourth World Cup event this season.

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Stolbova/Klimov (RUS) claim Pairs Short Program and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) skates to strong lead

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued this evening with the Pairs and Men Short Programs. The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final opened Thursday with the Junior Short Programs. The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

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ISU Junior & Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final - Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating culumate this week with the Finals in Barcelona (ESP). The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series and the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Inzell (GER) Day 3

Alexis Contin (FRA) took the first ever French World Cup win in speed skating history when he crossed the line first in the Men’s Mass Start in Inzell on Sunday. Denis Yuskov (RUS) won the Men’s 1500m in a new track record of 1:44.21 on the final day of competition in the Max-Aicher-Arena.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Nagoya (JPN) - Day 3

Kexin Fan (CHN) and Francois Hamelin (CAN) top of podium in their respective 500m events, while Minjeong Choi (KOR) earns a second individual gold medal of the weekend. The Korean women’s relay team earns its third gold medal of the season.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2015/16 – Inzell (GER) Day 2

Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Brittany Bowe (USA) rewrote the record boards in the Men’s and Ladies’ 1000m in Inzell on Saturday. The Dutchman won in 1:08.31 and the American lady took gold in 1:14.01.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Nagoya (JPN) - Day 1

Canada earns three medals in the 500 m events thanks to a double-podium finish for the Hamelin brothers. Korea sweeps the Ladies 1500 m podium with Minjeong Choi leading the charge.

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Questions & Answers #1 2015 for Synchronized Skating Officials

2015/2016 Records of Clarifications from ISU Sports Directorate and SyS TC

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