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Team Japan retains World Team Trophy title

Team Japan recaptured the ISU World Team Trophy title they had won once before in 2012. Japan totaled 109 points over the three days of competition. Team Russia moved up again to second place to claim the silver medal with 105 points while three-time and defending champions team USA earned the bronze with 97 points.

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Summary of Championships applications 2019/20

Further to ISU Communication No 2075, the summary of Championships application received by the ISU for Seasons 2019/20 is now available.

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Team Japan defends lead on Day Two of the ISU World Team Trophy 2017

Team Japan defended their lead on the second day of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating with 81 points. Team USA moved up on spot and sits in second now with 78 points while Russia slipped to third at 74 points.

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Team Japan edges Russia for the lead

Team Japan skated to the lead on day one of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, edging Russia by a tie breaker. Both teams have 44 points. Team USA follows in third at 43 points.

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Featured Interview: Nathan Chen (USA)

The current ISU Four Continents Champion discusses his first World Championships, quads and the upcoming World Team Trophy.

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Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing validity, effective July 1st, 2017

Technical Rules specify that some of them need to be completed by requirements decided by the Ice Dance Technical Committee.

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ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - Preview

The teams ranked 1 to 6 in the ISU World Team Standings qualified for the event. Team Canada is the top qualifier for the ISU World Team Trophy 2017 with 8437 points followed by Russia (7972 points), USA (7257 points), Japan (7068 points), China (5065 points) and France (4307 points).

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Decisions of the ISU Council

The ISU Council met on March 25-27, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The following were among the decisions taken by the Council during the meeting...

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Well Balanced Program Content effective for the 2017/18 season

Well Balanced Program Content effective for the 2017/18 season

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Team Paradise (RUS) defends World title at ISU Synchronized Skating Championships 2017

Team Paradise (RUS) repeated as World Champions as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 concluded Saturday in Colorado Springs (USA). Team Marigold Ice Unity (FIN) finished a close second while Team Nexxice (CAN) took the bronze...

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Team Paradise (RUS) leads after Short Program at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017

Defending World Champions Team Paradise of Russia took the lead in the Short Program as the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships opened Friday in Colorado Springs (USA). Finland’s Marigold Ice Unity and RCKT are not far behind sitting in second and third...

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Preview

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, CO (USA) on April 7-8. A total of 24 teams representing 19 ISU Members have been entered for the Championships. This is the 18th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

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Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018

Twenty-four ISU Members have earned quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Helsinki. 24 places were available for Men’s and Ladies, 16 for Pairs and 19 for Ice Dance.

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Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) skates to second World title with record score

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu retained the World title he had won in 2014 and set new record scores in the Free Skating. His teammate Shoma Uno secured with silver a second medal for Japan while Boyang Jin of China repeated as World bronze medalist.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) take third World title after two-year break

Canada’s Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) returned in style on the World Championship stage to take their third World title with a new highest total score. Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron won the Free Dance with a new record score, but remained in second to earn the silver medal while Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) pulled up from fourth to clinch the bronze.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) set record score in Short Dance

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada won the Short Dance, setting a new record score en route. Defending Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France came second and USA’s Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue follow in third place.

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John Coughlin (USA) & Alper Uçar (TUR) are elected to the ISU representative ISU Athletes Commission

John Coughlin (USA) (Single & Pair Skating) and Alper Uçar (TUR) (Ice Dance) are elected as ISU representatives to the ISU Athletes Commission

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Ladies FS

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva jumped and spinned to her second consecutive World title and set new record scores on the way. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman took the gold and silver medals. Canada for the first time has two Ladies on a World podium.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) scores personal best, skates to lead in Men’s Short

Javier Fernandez of Spain achieved a personal best score to take the lead in the Men’s Short Program. Shoma Uno of Japan came second and Canada’s Patrick Chan finished third, both setting personal best scores as well in what was a high-level event.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) claim first World title

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China claimed their first World title after two consecutive silvers. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot took the silver medal and the bronze went to Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes lead in highly competitive Ladies Short Program

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes lead in highly competitive Ladies Short Program

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han capture lead in exciting Pairs Short Program

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China captured the lead in an exciting Pairs Short Program. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot edged out Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir of Russia for second place by just 0.47 points. It was a high level competition with many teams achieving a personal or season’s best score.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Preview

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Helsinki, Finland, on March 29. The ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Helsinki for the third time after 1999 and 1983.

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Death of Donald H. Gilchrist

It is with profound regret and sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and ISU Honorary member Mr. Donald H. Gilchrist

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Featured Interview: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)

The current ISU World and European Champion discusses her preparation for Helsinki, her fans and her coach.

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ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017

ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017 for Synchronized Skating

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Judges & Referees Seminars venue change

Judges & Referees Seminars for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance venue has changed from Beijing to SuZhou.

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Parsons/Parsons (USA) dance off with gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Taipei City (TPE) Saturday. Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) took the silver medal and the bronze went to Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) claims gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Alina Zagitova (RUS) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Championships 2017 concluded with the Ladies Free Skating Saturday in Taipei City (TPE). Marin Honda (JPN) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) wins Ladies Short at ISU World Junior Championhips

Alina Zagitova (RUS) captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Friday. Marin Honda (JPN) and Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) are currently sitting in second and third place ...

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Alexandrovskaya/Windsor (AUS) win historic pairs gold at ISU World Junior FS Championships

Pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor made history by winning the first ISU Championship figure skating title for Australia at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Friday. ...

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Featured interview: Ryan McAnuff and Sean McAnuff

Ireland became a Speed Skating Member of the ISU in 2016. Siblings Ryan (22) and Sean McAnuff (19) skated for Ireland for the first time this season at World Cup Short Track Events and Ryan skated at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 in Rotterdam. We find out what sacrifices and how much dedication are required to make their dream of skating and developing the sport in Ireland come true.

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Loboda/Drozd (RUS) dance to slim lead in Short Dance at ISU World Junior Championships

Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) edged out Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) narrowly to take the lead in the Short Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Thursday. Anastasia Skoptcova/Krill Aleshin (RUS) are currently ranked third ...

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Vincent Zhou (USA) strikes gold at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

Vincent Zhou (USA) struck gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Thursday. Russia's Dmitri Aliev and Alexander Samarin claimed up the silver and bronze medals ...

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Aliev (RUS) grabs lead in Men's Short Program at ISU World Junior Championships

Dmitri Aliev (RUS) edged out Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) and Alexander Samarin (RUS) for a narrow lead in the Men's Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships opened Wednesday in Taipei City (TPE) ...

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Boikova/Kozlovskii (RUS) skate to lead in Pairs Short Program at Junior World Championships

Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS) won the Pairs Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued Wednesday in Taipei City (TPE). Yumeng Gao/Zhong Xie (CHN) are currently ranked second followed by Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor (AUS)...

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Featured Interview: Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)

Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) finished 5th at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer but has since progressed to win the bronze medal at the 2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Marseille. We find out how he feels about possibly becoming the next top skater from Korea

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Champs 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Preview

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Taipei, Chinese Taipei, on March 15. Taipei hosts the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time, but has hosted the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships before.

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Nuis and Bergsma take home Grand World Cup

Dutch Kjeld Nuis and American Heather Bergsma convincingly took hold of the Men’s and Ladies’ Grand World Cup on the last day of the 2016/2017 World Cup season. Both Nuis and Bergsma won the final 1500m in Stavanger on Sunday.

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Elise Christie (GBR) and Yi Ra Seo (KOR) crowned World Short Track Speed Skating Champions

The KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Elise Christie (GBR) and Yi Ra Seo (KOR) were crowned the World Short Track Speed Skating Champions for 2017:

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Junost (Russia 2) claims gold at ISU World Junior SYS Championships

Team Junost (Russia 2) skated to gold as the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships concluded Saturday in Mississauga (CAN) with the Free Skating. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) repeated as silver medalists while the defending champions Team Musketeers (Finland 2) pulled up from fourth to claim the bronze...

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Sáblíková wins 11th long distance World Cup

Martina Sáblíková (CZE) took gold in the 3000m to win her 11th consecutive long distance World Cup at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup Final Stavanger on Saturday. In the Men’s tournament Kjeld Nuis concluded a near perfect season with a gold medal to take the 1000m World Cup.

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Christie takes first Ladies World title for Britain and Knegt (NED) makes the crowd go wild

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying heats in all individual distances, the world’s best short track speed skaters took the ice today at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena in Rotterdam (NED) where the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m champions were crowned.

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Ice Dance requirements for Technical Rules season 2017/18

Requirements defined in the Technical Rules as valid for one season only are: Pattern Dances for International Competitions, Music requirements for Pattern Dances for International Competitions, Rhythms or themes, Required Elements (including Key Points and Key Point Features for Pattern Dance Elements) and guidelines for Short Dance, Required Elements for Free Dance.

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Russian teams skate to narrow lead at ISU World Junior SYS Championships

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships opened in Mississauga (CAN) Friday with the Short Program. Team Crystal Ice Junior (Russia 1) edged out Team Junost (Russia 2) for a narrow lead. Team Fintastic (Finland 1) is currently ranked third...

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Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

Viktor Knoch (HUN) elected Short Track Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

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Qualification heats kick off KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

The 2017 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships kicked off today in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m.

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ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Preview

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Mississauga (CAN) March 10 and 11. A total of 19 teams representing 14 ISU members have been entered for the Championships.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final 16/17 - Stavanger (NOR) - Preview

The ISU Speed Skating World Cup visited Stavanger for the first time in 2016, and this weekend the Sørmarka Arena will host the World Cup Final for the first time. Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Heather Bergsma (USA) will defend their leading positions in the Grand World Cup standings.

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Featured interview: Suzanne Schulting & Sjinkie Knegt (NED)

Schulting and Knegt are the Dutch strongest cards for the World Championships in Rotterdam and they shared some of their thoughts ahead of this event.

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 Rotterdam (NED) - Preview

The ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday March 10, 2017 in Rotterdam (NED). The World Short Track Champions will be crowned on Sunday March 12. Unlike the World Cup where skaters race one or two distances and win distance titles, during the World Championships the skaters compete over four distances.

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ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - JPN Media Accreditation

ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - Tokyo (JPN) Media Accreditation are now open.

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Additional Questions & Answers #3

Additional Questions & Answers #3 for Synchronized Skating have been published. Concerns Group Lifts, Intersection Element, Pair Element Death Spiral.

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ISU Synchronized Skating Media Guide 2016/17

ISU Synchronized Skating Media Guide 2016/17

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Wüst and Kramer take Allround Titles

It did not come easy, but Dutch Ireen Wüst managed to recapture the World Allround Title after a two-year reign by Martina Sáblíkova. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NED) topped an all-Dutch podium, with Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen taking silver and bronze.

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Takagi surprise leader, Kramer unassailable

Miho Takagi (JPN) is the surprise leader in the Ladies’ classification after Day 1 of the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Hamar Norway. In the Men’s tournament Sven Kramer (NLD) laid a solid foundation for his ninth World Allround title, leading the classification ahead of countrymen Patrick Roest and Jan Blokhuijsen after the first two distances.

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Featured interview: Hege Bøkko & Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR)

The ISU spoke with Hege Bøkko & Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen from Norway to find out more about them and their sporting career.

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2016/17

ISU Short Track Speed Skating Media Guide 2016/17

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - USA Media Accreditation

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Colorado Springs (USA) Media Accreditation are now open.

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World Allround Speed Skating Championships - Preview

Dutch record champion Sven Kramer is the outright favorite to win his career ninth World Allround Speed Skating title in Hamar this weekend. In the ladies’ tournament Ireen Wüst (NED) will again challenge Martina Sáblíková (CZE), who will aim for a third consecutive title.

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Applications for ISU Championships season 2019/2020

ISU Members are invited to submit applications for the following ISU Championships for the year 2020 as listed below.

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ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating Season 2017/18

The ISU Challenger Series, introduced during the 2014/15 season as an ISU series of International Figure Skating Competitions has proven to be successful and an excellent tool for many Skaters to get prepared for qualifying and competing in ISU Championships...

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Maiden World Sprint titles for Kodaira and Verbij

Nao Kodaira became the first Japanese lady to win the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Calgary on Sunday. Kai Verbij (NED) survived a nerve wrecking miss stroke in the final 1000m to grab his first career World Sprint Title. Both Kodaira and Verbij skated a World Record in the sprint combination.

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Kodaira on title course, tight battle in Men's tournament

The Olympic Oval in Calgary confirmed its status as one of the fastest ice rinks in the World with 59 personal best times and 20 national records on Day 1 of the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. Nao Kodaira is on course for her career first World Sprint Title, and the Men’s tournament is very close, with Kai Verbij (NED) defending a 0.11 lead over Germany’s Nico Ihle.

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