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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) skates to gold

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva skated to the gold and led a Russian sweep in the Ladies event. Elena Radionova took the silver medal and Anna Pogorilaya claimed the bronze.

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Heather Richardson (USA) takes 1500m gold and Jorrit Bergsma (NED) the 5000m title

Heather Richardson (USA) and Jorrit Bergsma (NED) took gold on the first day of World Cup competition in 2015. The ladies competed in the 1500m, the men in the 5000m at the Vikingship rink in Hamar, Norway. On Sunday the men will race the 1500m and the ladies the 3000m.

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Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) take lead in Pairs Short Program

Russia’s Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov took the lead in the Pairs Short Program ahead of teammates Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov. Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres of France came third.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) claims third European title

Javier Fernandez of Spain claimed his third European title while Russia’s Maxim Kovtun and Sergei Voronov took the silver and bronze medals.

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) crowned European Ice Dance Champions

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France took the European Ice Dance crown. Italians Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte claimed the silver medal and Russia’s Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin captured the bronze in their debut at the event

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Elena Radionova (RUS) captures Ladies Short Program

Elena Radionova led a Russian sweep in the Ladies Short Program, followed by her teammates Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Anna Pogorilaya.

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Obligations Of Members 2015

The ISU Communication 1927, Obligations Of Members 2015 has been...

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) wins Men’s Short Program

Spain’s Javier Fernandez took the first step to defending his European title by winning the Men’s Short Program. Sergei Voronov of Russia sits in second followed by Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic.

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) take Short Dance

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France took the lead in the Short Dance followed by Russia’s Elena Ilinykh/Ruslan Zhiganshin and Italians Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media information for the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open.

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ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2015 - Stockholm (SWE) Preview

The 2015 ISU European Figure Skating Championships will open in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 28. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships return to Stockholm for the second time in history after 1912.

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Elise Christie (GBR) and Sjinkie Knegt (NED) crowned 2015 European Short Track Champions

Elise Christie (GBR) was crowned the Lady 2015 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Champion, while Sjinkie Knegt (NED) took the championship title on the men’s side. In the team events, the relay champions for both the ladies and men’s events were Russia.

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ISU European Short Track Championships 2015 - Saturday results

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

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Ice Dance - ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges hosted by Members 2015

Further to ISU Communication No 1911 and after having received Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges...

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ISU European Short Track Championships 2015 - Dordrecht (NED) Preview

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday January 23, 2015 in Dordrecht (NED)

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ISU Synchronized Skating Development Training Seminar for Junior Age Skaters and their Coaches

The ISU Communication 1925 has been published...

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ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditations

Media are informed that the media accreditations for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2015 are now open.

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ISU Four Continents Championships 2015 - Media Accreditations

Media accreditation deadline for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2015 is January 25 201

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ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2015 Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media accreditations for the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 Media Accreditations

The media accreditations for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2015 are now open.

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ISU European Short Track Championships 2015 Media Accreditations

Media are informed that the media accreditations for the ISU European Short Track Championships 2015

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ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media information for the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open

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Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer (NED) crowned European Speed Skating Champions

Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer (both NED) were crowned European Champions in the Uralnaya Molniya ice rink in Chelyabinsk on Sunday. Wüst took her fourth European title and Kramer a record seventh. Martina Sábliková (CZE) and Koen Verweij (NED) had to settle for silver. Linda de Vries (NED) and Denis Yuskov (RUS) took bronze...

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Ireen Wüst and Koen Verweij (NED) are in the lead after first day of ISU European Championships

Mostly thanks to their 500m wins World Allround Champions Ireen Wüst and Koen Verweij (NED) are in the lead after the first day of the ISU European Championships. They both face a tough battle if they want to be crowned overall winners after four distances on Sunday. Martina Sábliková (CZE) and Sven Kramer won the 5000m and they are within striking distance. With 4,000 spectators in the Uralskaya Molniya indoor rink, the Russian city of Chelyabinsk is the proud host of its first...

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships - Chelyabinsk RUS Preview

The ISU Speed Skating Championships season starts on Saturday January 10, 2015 with the ISU European Championships. The allround winners will be crowned on Sunday January 11. The races will take place in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk

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Prize Money ISU Championships

ISU Communication no 1924 replaces ISU Communication no 1509...

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships Media Accreditations

The media accreditations for the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015 are now open.

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ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media information for the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open

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News ISU Anti-Doping Rules and ISU Anti-Doping Procedures

The ISU is pleased to announce the release of the ISU Anti-Doping Rules (Communication 1922) and the ISU Anti-Doping Procedures (Communication 1923) which will be effective January 1, 2015.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014/15 Seoul (KOR) Day 2

Kexin Fan (CHN) wins her 4th 500m event, Minjeong Choi (KOR) wins the 1500m while Korea sweeps Men's 3000m podium but their Relay winning streak ends

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 – Seoul (KOR) Day 1

China wins both the Ladies and Men 1000m events while Korea dominates the Ladies 3000m and Da Woon Sin (KOR) claims another 1500m victory

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Synchronized Skating

The ISU Communication 1921 has been published...

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ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2015 - Media Accreditation

Media are informed that the media information for the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2015 are now open

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Technical Handbook 2014 – 2015

Synchronized Skating has been revised...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 3

On the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Heerenveen’s skating arena Thialf, Jan Szymanski (POL) won the 1500m for the second week in a row. The Bergsma home had a good day with a strong solo victory for Jorrit Bergsma (NED) in the mass start and two gold medals for his girlfriend Heather Richardson (USA) on the 500m and the 1500m. Ivanie Blondin (CAN) won the Ladies’ Mass Start and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) again won the 500m. Seven skaters improved their personal best times. After the final World Cup event in 2014, Ireen Wüst (NED) and Kulizhnikov lead the Grand World Cup.

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ISU World Cup Short Track 2014 Shanghai (CHN) Day 2

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2014/15 resumed today in Shanghai, China Montreal with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m, second 500 m and the Relay events.

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Day Three

The competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final concluded Saturday with the Pairs, Ladies and Men’s Free Skating and the Free Dance.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 2

Sven Kramer (NED) took the first home gold in the fourth leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen, when the Dutch men clinched the top four spots in the 5000m. In the Ladies’ 1000m Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe topped the podium for the USA. The Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit and thus won the final World Cup ranking. Russian rocket Pavel Kulizhnikov skated his first sub-1:09 to take gold in the 1000m.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 – Shanghai (CHN) Day 1

The third stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2014/15 resumed today in Shanghai, China with the Ladies and Men’s 500 m and 1500 m events.

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Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) wins Men’s Shor

Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance and Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) wins Men’s Shor

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Day Two

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Junior Ladies gold, Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov (RUS) dance to Junior Ice Dance gold, Shoma Uno (JPN) strikes Junior Men’s gold and Julianne Seguin / Charlie Bilodeau (CAN) skate to Junior Pairs gold

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Heerenveen (NED) Day 1

The Korean men clinched this season’s Team Pursuit World Cup, when they won the third and final leg in this event in Heerenveen on Friday. Martina Sábliková (CZE) defeated Ireen Wüst (NED) in a fierce battle in the Ladies’ 3000m and Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took gold in the 500m for Ladies. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) dominated the Men’s 500m in a personal best time. Ten other skaters set a personal best on Friday and Christian Oberbichler (SWI) even broke the Swiss national record, when he finished his 500m in 35.71.

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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after Short Program and Short Dance

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Junior Ladies Short Program while Anna Yanovskaya/Sergey Mozgov (RUS) lead in Junior Short Dance, Sota Yamamoto wins Junior Men Short Program and Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau capture Junior Pairs Short Program

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Duhamel/Radford (CAN) claim Pairs Short Program and Tuktamysheva (RUS) grabs Ladies Short Program

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued on Thursday in Barcelona (ESP) with the Pairs and Ladies Short Programs.

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating will come to an end this week with the Finals in Barcelona (ESP).

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2014/15 - Update

The full details for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating season has been released with information on competitions, conditions, distances, entries, host members and more has been released on ISU Communication 1918..

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 3

The Polish revolution continued with the first 1500m victory for Jan Szymanski (POL) and another 500m win for Artur Was (POL) on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating weekend in Berlin. Norway took both silvers. A tight win for Ireen Wüst (NED) over Heather Richardson (USA) and Marrit Leenstra (NED) made the 1500m ladies exciting and Sang-Hwa Lee took another 500m win. Irene Schouten (NED) and Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took gold in the Mass Start. Five skaters improved their personal best times, bringing the total of this weekend to 27, including four national records.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 2

German gold and silver for Nico Ihle and Samuel Schwarz in the Men’s 1000m was the highlight of the second day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating races in Berlin on Saturday. In the Ladies’ 1000m Brittany Bowe and Heather Richardson topped the podium for the USA. Dutchmen Jorrit Bergsma and Douwe de Vries sandwiched Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen on the 5000m podium and the Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit, followed by the strong Polish team. On Saturday 8 skaters improved their personal best times, which adds up to 22 personal bests for the weekend.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Berlin (GER) Day 1

It was a historic Friday for Polish skating in Berlin. After Artur Was (POL) grabbed his career first World Cup victory in the Men’s 500m, his compatriots Zbigniew Bródka, Jan Szymanski and Konrad Niedzwiedzki clinched the first Polish World Cup gold in the Men’s Team Pursuit to wrap up the first day of the third leg in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15. World Cup leader Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) crashed in the final pair of the 500m. Ireen Wüst (NED) won the 3.000m for Ladies and Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took her fourth World Cup win of the season in the Ladies’ 500m.

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Frankfurt Seminar 2015

The ISU Communication 1917 has been published...

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Weaver/Poje (CAN) dance to gold at NHK Trophy

Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) danced to the gold medal as NHK Trophy wrapped up in Osaka (JPN) on Sunday...

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Gold (USA), Murakami (JPN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN) skate to victory at NHK Trophy

Gracie Gold (USA), Daisuke Murakami (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) skated to victory as NHK Trophy continued in Osaka (JPN) on Saturday. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) took the lead in the Short Dance...

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Gold (USA), Mura (JPN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN) skate to lead at NHK Trophy

Gracie Gold (USA), Takahito Mura (JPN) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) took the lead in the Short Programs at NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN) on Friday...

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ISU Ice Dance Technical Committee (IDTC) Walter Zuccaro

Further to the unfortunate passing of IDTC member, Mr. Gilles Vandenbroeck (ISU Communication No. 1916), please be informed that...

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NHK Trophy provides last chance to qualify for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with NHK Trophy in Osaka (JPN), the sixth and final event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The event is headlined by Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)

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ISU President Cinquanta receives the Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Sports Academy

The President of the International Skating Union Mr Ottavio Cinquanta was presented with the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa by the Rector, Associate Professor Pencho Geshev, of the National Sports Academy Vassil Levski in Sofia Bulgaria.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 3

With Chinese, Russian, Czech and Italian victories, there was nothing to be seen of last season’s Dutch dominance on the final day of the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series in Seoul. The Korean World Cup weekend finished with the Ladies’ 1000m, the men’s second 500m, and the Mass Start for both men and Ladies. In total eight different nationalities topped the podiums.

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Radionova, Kovtun, Stolbova/Klimov, Papadakis/Cizeron take gold at Trophee Bompard

Elena Radionova (RUS), Maxim Kovtun (RUS), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) struck gold as Trophee Bompard wrapped up in Bordeaux (FRA) on Saturday...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 2

Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) took revenge, Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) kept winning and Marrit Leenstra (NED) beat fellow-Dutch Ireen Wüst. Leg two of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 in Seoul (KOR) continued with the Men’s 10,000m, the Ladies’ second 500m, the Men’s 1000m and the Ladies’ 1500m on Saturday. In all distances except for the 500m, the Track Record was broken and two skaters set personal best times. Experience proved to be the key in the longest distance, in which 38-year-old Bob de Jong (NED) won with daylight between him and his opponents.

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Radionova, Ten, Stolbova/Klimov, Papadakis/Cizeron lead at Trophee Bompard

Elena Radionova (RUS), Denis Ten (KAZ), Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) skated to the lead as Trophée Eric Bompard opened in Bordeaux, France on Friday with the Pairs, Ladies and Men’s Short Programs and the Short Dance. Trophee Bompard is the fifth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Several skaters have the chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP)...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Seoul (KOR) Day 1

The second leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating series 2014/15 started in Seoul (KOR). 42-year-old Claudia Pechtstein (GER) won the Ladies’ 5000m, Noa Kodaira (JPN) beat Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) in the ladies’ 500m, Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) took his first World Cup win in the 1500m and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) blasted to another 500m win.

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Handbooks for Officials 2014 Ice Dance

Additional Questions & Answers of Handbooks for Officials 2014 Ice Dance have been published...

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Trophee Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 continues this week with Trophée Eric Bompard in Bordeaux, France, the fifth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Several skaters have the chance to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona (ESP). The event is headlined by Olympic and World silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS), World silver medalists Julia Lipnitskaia and Tatsuki Machida (JPN) as well as Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten (KAZ)...

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 3

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating series continued with the 1500m, the second 500m and the Mass Start for both Ladies and Men on Sunday. Both 1500m and 500m races were won in track record times and five skaters improved their personal best, bringing this weekend’s total to 17. Vanessa Bittner even set a new national record for Austria in the 500m: 38.33.

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