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ISU Athletes Commission - Revised List of Nominees

Following our initial communication of January 13, 2017 regarding the ISU Athletes Commission List of Nominees and in accordance with Article 21 of the ISU Constitution, which stipulates that each ISU Member may nominate only 1 Athlete per Branch, we informed the Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FSFR) to withdraw one candidate from the Figure Skating Branch.

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Featured interview: Anna Duskova & Martin Bidar (CZE)

Anna Duskova and Martin Bidar (CZE) will be competing in Ostrava for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. They are the 2016 World Junior Pair Skating Champions and the first Czech Skaters to win a World Junior title.

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Italians celebrate with Fontana and Ladies Team Relay titles

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Arianna Fontana (ITA) was crowned the Lady European Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017, winning the title for a sixth time in her career. This was the second title for Fontana on home soil in Torino, Italy. Meanwhile, Semen Elistratov (RUS) successfully defended his title, becoming the European Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017: this was his second title in his career. In the team events, the Ladies European Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017 are Italy while the Netherlands defended their title, becoming the European Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017.

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Fontana and Elistratov lead after exciting race day in Torino

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

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ISU Athletes Commission - List of Nominees

Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, we are pleased to publish the List of Nominees to the Athletes Commission

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ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditation

ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Taipei City (TPE) Media Accreditation are now open.

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ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Mississauga (CAN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017 - Mississauga (CAN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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Big names qualify for weekend races

The 2017 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships kicked off today in Torino, Italy with the qualification heats for the following three individual distances: Ladies and Men 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m. There were also qualification heats for the relay distances. These championships are held at the Palavela rink marking a return of short track speed skating to the Olympic venue for the first time since the 2006 Winter Games. The championship contenders in the Men and Ladies competition all managed to get through successfully in today’s qualification heats.

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ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final allocated to Stavanger (NOR)

On December 22, 2016 the ISU Council decided to move the ISU World Cup Speed Skating planned to be held in Chelyabinsk, Russia, on March 10-12, 2017. Despite the short notice to find a new host for the event, the Norwegian ISU Member Norges Skøyteforbund, informed the ISU that they agree to host the event.

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European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Torino (ITA) - Preview

The ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships start on Friday January 13, 2017 in Torino (ITA). The European Short Track allround winners will be crowned on Sunday January 15.

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Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 - Olympic Qualifying Competition

Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 is set to be an Olympic Qualifying Competition for PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018

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Featured interview: Arianna Fontana (ITA)

After a short hiatus Arianna Fontana is back and her aim is the next Olympics in 2018.

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Featured interview: Mika Poutala (FIN)

We took the opportunity to talk to Mika Poutala (FIN) before the ISU European Speed Skating Championships and this is what he shared about his past, present and future.

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Erbanova takes maiden Sprint title, Kramer still Allround king

Karolina Erbanova (CZE) was crowned the first Ladies’ European Sprint Champion in speed skating history, and Sven Kramer (NED) took his career ninth European Allround title on the final day of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on Sunday.

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Verbij and Wüst take titles in front of home crowd

Kai Verbij has won the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title to the delight of the home crowd in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Day 2 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships. Compatriot Ireen Wüst also gave the crowd a title to cheer for, when she took her career fifth Ladies’ European Allround crown.

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Clarifications regarding timing of programs, clothing

This Communication 2066 brings clarifications regarding timing of programs, clothing for Synchronized Skating. Corrections to ISU Communications No. 2012, 2040 and 2041

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ISU European Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen (NED) - Preview

The New Year starts with a new format in Speed Skating from January 6-8. Heerenveen’s Thialf stadium will host the first ever ISU European Speed Skating Championships combining the inaugural European Sprint and traditional European Allround competitions

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Verbij and Wüst on title course

Dutchman Kai Verbij is on course to win the inaugural Men’s European Sprint title, but he still faces tough competition. His compatriot Ireen Wüst took a big lead in the Ladies’ allround tournament on Day 1 of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships.

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ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditation

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditation are now open.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditations

ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Gangneung (KOR) Media Accreditations are now open.

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KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Rotterdam (NED) Media Accreditation

KPN ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Rotterdam (NED) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU Athletes Commission Elections

Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, the composition, election procedure and purpose of the ISU Athletes Commission will be as follows.

2016 Seasons Greetings

ISU President's 2016 Year End message

ISU President's 2016 Year End message

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ISU Statement – Mc Laren Report - IOC Starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian Athletes

ISU Statement – Mc Laren Report Follow-Up - IOC Starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian Athletes from Sochi 2014

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ISU Members 2016/17

The annual list with the most up to date contact information of ISU Members for the season 2016/17 is now available.

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ISU Statement McLaren Report follow-up relocation of ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Chelyabinsk RUS

ISU Statement McLaren Report follow-up relocation of ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Chelyabinsk RUS

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Korean Ladies and Hungarian Men take gold in the Team Relay events

The fourth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today. A total of nearly 30,000 spectators attended this weekend's World Cup event at the Gangneung Ice Area. Min Jeong Choi (KOR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) win the 500 m events while Elise Christie (GBR) and Charles Hamelin (CAN) claim top spots in 1000 m (2) events. Korea (Ladies) and Hungary (Men) take gold in the Relay events.

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Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) wins first career individual World Cup event

The fourth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 began today at the newly completed Gangneung Ice Area, which will be the home of the short track speed skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) wins his first career individual World Cup event while Korea claims gold double in the 1500m on home soil with wins by Suk Hee Shim (Ladies) and Jung Su Lee (Men).

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ISU Judges examination and trial judging 2017

In accordance with ISU Synchronized Skating Regulations 2016, Rules 901, paragraph 7 and 903, paragraph 3 - to be eligible for promotion to the qualification as “ISU Judge” for Synchronized Skating, the candidates must have passed the ISU Synchronized Skating Judges Examination.

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ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Calgary (CAN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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Death of Lawrence Demmy

It is with profound regret and sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and ISU Honorary Vice President Mr. Lawrence Demmy M.B.E.

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Bergsma edges out Leenstra, Bowe back on track

Jorrit Bergsma won the 10,000m, only to see his compatriot Bob de Vries skate a faster time in the B Division on Day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Heerenveen.

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Elise Christie (GBR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) repeat wins in the second 500 m.

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today for the second day of finals in Shanghai, China with the Ladies and Men’s 1000 m, second 500 m and Relay events. Elise Christie (GBR) and Dajing Wu (CHN) repeat wins in the second 500 m.

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Dmitri Aliev (RUS) wins gold and Mishina/Mirzoev Junior Pairs gold

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued Saturday in Marseille (FRA) with the Junior Men’s and Junior Pairs Free Skating,

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Grand Prix Final crowns Virtue/Moir, Medvedeva and Hanyu

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued Saturday in Marseille (FRA) with the Free Dance, Ladies and Men’s Free Skating.

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Wüst and Nuis win Race of Kings on home soil

Ireen Wüst (NED) was back on the top spot of the World Cup podium when she won the 1500m on Day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Heerenveen. Kjeld Nuis also won the Men’s 1500m on home soil.

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Christie (GBR) & Wu (CHN) win 500m and Korea claims gold double in 1500m

The third round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 began today in Shanghai (CHN) with the following events: Ladies and Men’s 500 m (1) and 1500 m finals and the relay semi-finals.

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ISU Statement on the second McLaren Report

The ISU is truly appalled and deeply saddened by the findings of the McLaren Report (IP Report).

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Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) golden junior dancers & Alina Zagitova (RUS) junior champion

Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) capture Junior Ice Dance gold and Alina Zagitova (RUS) skates off with Junior Ladies gold

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Virtue/Moir lead Short Dance, Tarasova/Morozov take the Pairs event and Medvedeva sets new high mark

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final continued Friday in Marseille (FRA) with the Short Dance, the Pairs Free Skating and Ladies Short Program. The events feature the top six skaters/couples in each category from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

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Kodaira and Murashov sprint to gold again

Nao Kodaira took her fourth 500m World Cup win this season and Ruslan Murashov won his second 500m win on the first day of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Heerenveen. Japan and Norway won the Ladies’ and Men’s Team Pursuit.

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Featured interview: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (CAN)

2010 Olympic Champions and 2014 Olympic silver medalists Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) returned in style to competition this season, taking gold in their two Grand Prix events Skate Canada International and NHK Trophy.

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Russia leads at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating opened Thursday in Marseille (FRA) with the Junior Short Dance, Junior Men, Junior Pairs and Junior Ladies 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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Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) lead Pairs & Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) wins Men’s Short Program

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final started after the Junior events with Pairs and Men’s 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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Preview - ISU Grand Prix Final & ISU Junior Grand Prix FInal

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating culminate this week with the Finals in Marseille (FRA). 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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Yu and Takagi take second gold on final day in Astana

China’s Jing Yu and Japan’s Miho Takagi took their second gold medal of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Astana on Sunday. Russia dominated the Men’s events with gold for Ruslan Murashov in the 500m and Denis Yuskov in the 1500m.

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Three maiden wins on day 2 of Astana World Cup

All three individual distances on day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Astana got first time winners. Dutchman Dai Dai Ntab took his maiden victory in the men’s 500m, Japanese Miho Takagi did the same in the Ladies’ 1000m, as did Canadian Vincent De Haitre in the Men’s 1000m.

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Application to hold ISU Seminars for Referees and Judges in 2017

In accordance with the ISU Synchronized Skating Regulations 2016, ISU Members may send application to hold ISU Seminars for Synchronized Skating Referees and Judges in 2017

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New Zealand first for Michael in Astana

Peter Michael took a historic first New Zealand World Cup gold, when he won the Men’s 5000m at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Astana on Friday.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Media Accreditations are now open.

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ISU Members’ Conference 2017

Further to the 2016 Congress decision to provide additional opportunities to ISU Member representatives to meet and discuss topics of common interest, the Council agreed to hold a one day Conference per Branch (Figure Skating & Speed Skating) during the season 2016/17.

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Qualified skaters for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

With the conclusion of NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan on Sunday, all qualifiers for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2016/17 have been determined. 36 skaters from eight ISU Members will compete in Marseille (FRA) December 8 to 11 at the Final.

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ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 - Media Accreditations

Media accreditations for the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 taking place in Torino Italy are now open

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Virtue/Moir (CAN) dance off with NHK Trophy gold

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) danced off with the gold medal as NHK Trophy wrapped up in Sapporo with the Free Dance on Sunday ...

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Hanyu (JPN), Pogorilaya (RUS), Duhamel/Radford (CAN) strike gold at NHK Trophy

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) struck gold as NHK Trophy continued in Sapporo (JPN) Saturday. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) took the lead in the Short Dance ...

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ISU Anti-Doping Procedures

This Communication replaces ISU Communication No. 1970, effective November 25, 2016

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Hanyu (JPN), Pogorilaya (RUS), Peng/Jin (CHN) skate to lead at NHK Trophy

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) and Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN) skated to the lead as NHK Trophy opened with the Short Programs on Friday in Sapporo (JPN) ...

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Hanyu (JPN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN), Papadakis/Cizeron (FRA) headline NHK Trophy

Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), World Champions Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) headline NHK Trophy in Sapporo (JPN). The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final are at stake as NHK Trophy is the last of six events in the Grand Prix series ...

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Neo seniors added to ISU Junior World Cup - Preview

The ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating this season will feature fresh and familiar prodigies. As of the 2016/17 season a competition for neo seniors is added to the Junior World Cup, which will hand skaters who have not yet reached World Cup level in the senior ranks a chance to develop further internationally.

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Featured interview: Vladislav Bykanov (ISR)

Vladislav Bykanov (ISR) started to leave his mark in Short Track Speed Skating. We sat down with him to get a little back story on his journey.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Berlin (GER) Media Accreditations

Media accreditation for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Berlin (GER) on January 27-29, 2017 are now open.

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Kodaira (JPN) wins on home ice and Nico Ihle (GER) takes 500m gold

Heather Bergsma (USA) and Jorrit Bergsma (NED) took one victory each; Nao Kodaira (JPN) gave the home crowd reason for celebration, while Bo-Reum Kim (KOR) won the Ladies’ Mass Start. Nico Ihle (GER) took a surprise gold in the 500 m.

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Chan (CAN), Radionova (RUS), Yu/Zhang (CHN), Shibutani/Shibutani (USA) win Audi Cup of China

Patrick Chan (CAN), Elena Radionova (RUS), Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang (CHN) and Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) skated to victory as the competition at Audi Cup of China concluded Saturday in Beijing ...

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