Featured Interview: Shani Davis (USA)
We sat down with active speed skating legend, Shani Davis (USA) for an in depth interview touching upon the upcoming Winter Olympics, his current form and coaching other skaters among other topics.
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.
Featured interview: Team Japan
Four skaters from Japan, Rika Hongo, Keiji Tanaka, Satoko Miyahara and Yuzuru Hanyu talked to us about their skating career, competitions and their programs for this season amongst other topics before the ISU Four Continents Championships 2017.
Sáblíková takes 9th 5000m World Title
Martina Sáblíková won her ninth consecutive 5000m title on day 3 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Kjeld Nuis took his maiden World Title in the Men’s 1000m, and Heather Bergsma took gold in the ladies’ 1000m. Sven Kramer closed the day with gold in the 10,000m.
Kodaira delivers, Redemption for Smeekens
Japan’s Nao Kodaira won the Ladies’ 500m to become the first Japanese female skater taking individual gold in the history of the World Single Distance Championships. Dutch Jan Smeekens grabbed a long awaited gold in the Men’s 500m and the Netherlands won both the Ladies’ and the Men’s Team Pursuit events at day 2 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.
Featured interview: Natalia Czerwonka (POL)
Top sport life has not always been easy for Polish Natalia Czerwonka. The 28-year-old silver 2014 Olympic medalist suffered a head injury and a broken vertebra after a collision with a tractor, while training on the bike in August 2014. We took the opportunity to talk to her in Heerenveen last December. Her passion for speed skating is still unbroken.
Update on AIOWF action taken on the McLaren Report
The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) is very concerned about the allegations made against Russian sport and Russian athletes in the McLaren Investigation Report.