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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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World Sprint Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The 48th ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be held on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada, which will host these Championships for the fifth time in history. Only Heerenveen (NED) hosted the tournament more often (six times).

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Three titles for Huizinga and Dutch ladies sweep Allround podium

Dutch skaters Chris Huizinga and Jutta Leerdam grabbed the Men’s and Ladies’ Allround gold at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19, 2017. Norway’s Allan Dahl Johansson and Russia’s Daria Kachanova both grabbed two single distance titles at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park in Helsinki.

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Nathan Chen (USA) skates to victory

USA’s Nathan Chen skated to victory in the Men’s event. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan moved up from third to claim the silver and Shoma Uno, also of Japan, earned the bronze.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) skate off with Pairs gold

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China skated off with the Pairs gold. Canadians Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford and Liubov Ilyushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch picked up the silver and bronze medals.

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Mai Mihara (JPN) strikes gold

Mai Mihara of Japan came from fourth place to strike gold in what was her debut at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Gabrielle Daleman of Canada earned the silver medal and Mirai Nagasu (USA) pulled up from fifth to claim the bronze.

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Virtue/Moir take Four Continents Ice Dance title for the third time

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced off with the gold medal, taking home their third Four Continents title. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani earned the silver medal and their teammates Madison Chock/Evan Bates claimed the bronze.

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Nathan Chen (USA) hits first in the Men's competition

Nathan Chen (USA) won the Men’s Short Program. Japan’s Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu finished second and third.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dance to lead in Short Dance

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced to the lead in the Short Dance. USA’s Maia Shibutani/ Alex Shibutani and Madison Chock/Evan Bates follow in second and third.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) take Pairs Short Program

China’s Wenjing Sui/Cong Han and Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang finished first and second in the Pairs Short Program. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada are currently ranked third.

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Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Gangneung KOR) Day1 LS

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued today in Gangneung, Korea, with the Pairs Short Program. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Preview

Helsinki will host the World’s fastest junior speed skaters for the annual ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships on February 17-19. The Juniors have to prepare for tough conditions, because the event will be held at the artificial outdoor rink of Oulunkylä Sport Park.

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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.

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Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17 - Review

The Chinese and Korean men have made their mark in the Junior World Cup Speed Skating Series 2016/17, and Daria Kachanova was queen of the ladies’ sprint events winning five out of a total of six races in the 500m and 1000m.

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Featured interview: Liu Brothers (HUN)

Shaolin and Shaoang Liu are taking Short Track by storm. They are strong contenders for the ISU World Championships in March.

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Obligations of ISU Members 2017

This Communication summarizes the main general obligations of ISU Members, according to the ISU Statutes and according to established procedures.

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ISU Ice Dance Seminars for Referees and Judges 2017

Further to ISU Communication No. 2054 and after having received ISU Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges: Las Vegas, USA April 27 - 29, 2017 & Beijing, China June 7 - 9, 2017

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Preview: Four Continents Figure Skating Championships - Gangneung (KOR)

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. Three reigning Four Continents Champions are back and hope to defend their title.

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ISU Short Track Speed Skating Referees’ Course 2017

The ISU has decided to hold a course for ISU Referees in Short Track Speed Skating, which will be organized by the ISU Short Track Speed Skating Technical Committee and the Deutsche Eisschnelllauf-Gemeinschaft (as hosting ISU Member) in Frankfurt, Germany on June 9-11, 2017.

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Bergsma wins epic 1500m, Kim delights home crowd

America’s Heather Bergsma won her second World Title at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, when she edged out Ireen Wüst (NED) for gold in the ladies’ 1500m on Sunday. Almost at the end of the Championships, Bo-Reum Kim delighted the home crowd with the first Korean title of the tournament, winning the Ladies’ Mass Start.

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ISU World Cup Short Track ends in Minsk

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today with the Ladies and Men 500 m, second 1500 m and Relay Finals. A One-two finish for Kazakhstan in the Men’s 500 m final. Yutong Han (CHN) and Yong Jin Liu (KOR) with their respective 1000 m (2) final. Russia (Ladies) and Netherlands (Men) take gold in the Relay events.

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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.

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Double 1500 m gold for Korea

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today with the sixth and final round in Minsk, Belarus. The racing events today included the following: Ladies and Men’s 1000 m (1) and 1500 m finals, and the relay semi-finals. Yang Liu (CHN) and Dae Hwang Heon (KOR) win the first 1000 m of the weekend. Double 1500 m gold for Korea: Ah Rum Noh (Ladies) and Hyo Benn Lee (Men)

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Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

Luiza Zlotkowska (POL) elected Speed Skating representative ISU Athletes Commission

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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.

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2017/18 allotment

The ISU Council allotted the following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2017/18, Nov 10-12, 2017 Heerenveen, Nov 17-19, 2017 Stavanger, Dec 1-3, 2017 Calgary, Dec 8-10, 2017 Salt Lake City, Jan 19-21, 2018 Erfurt, Mar 16-18, 2018 (Final) Minsk.

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Wüst and Kramer draw first blood at Olympic Oval

Ireen Wüst has won the inaugural race at the Gangneung Olympic Oval. With exactly one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, the Dutchwoman took gold in the Ladies’ 3000m at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. Sven Kramer won his eighth 5000m World Title, with bronze Peter Michael taking the first ever World Speed Skating Championships medal for New-Zealand.

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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.

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ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Minsk (BLR) Preview

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2016/17 Series concludes this weekend in Minsk (BLR) with the qualification rounds starting on February 10.

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ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships - Preview

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2017 not only is the pinnacle event of the 2016/17 speed skating season, it is the first international tournament at the 2018 Gangneung Olympic Oval too. With one year to go to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, speed skaters will get a taste of the ice and the atmosphere.

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Single & Pair Skating Judges Seminars 2017

Further to ISU Communication No. 1978 and after having received ISU Members’ applications, the ISU recognized the following Seminars for Referees and Judges: Las Vegas, USA April 29-May 1, 2017 and Beijing, China June 9-11, 2017

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ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final - Stavanger (NOR) Media Accreditations

Media accreditation for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final in Stavanger (NOR) on March 11-12, 2017 are now open.

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Great form from St-Gelais, Liu, Schulting and Knegt as the Final approaches

The fifth round of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 concluded today with the Ladies and Men 500 m, second 1500 m and Relay Finals. Marianne St-Gelais wins second event of the weekend in the Ladies 500 m, while Dutch skaters are top of the podium in the Ladies and Men 1500 m (2) finals. Netherlands (Ladies) and Russia (Men) take gold in the Relay events

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Big day for Canada brings three golds

The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series 2016/17 resumed today with the fifth round in Dresden, Germany. The racing events today included the following: Ladies and Men’s 1000 m and 1500 m (1) finals, and the relay semi-finals. Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) and Thibaut Fauconnet (FRA) win the 1000 m while Canada claims double gold in the 1500 m (1) with Kim Boutin (Ladies) and Charles Hamelin (Men).

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Fifth European gold for Spain's Javier Fernandez

Javier Fernandez of Spain struck gold and claimed his fifth consecutive title at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun and Mikhail Kolyada picked up the silver and bronze medals.

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Wüst ends Sáblíková's winning 3000m streak

Dutch Ireen Wüst beat Czech arch rival Martina Sáblíková in the Ladies 3000m on day 3 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin on Sunday. Ruslan Murashov (RUS) won the men’s 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma collected her second 1000m gold of the weekend, and Dutch Kai Verbij grabbed his maiden individual World Cup gold in the men’s 1000m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Day 3

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 concluded today with the crowning of this year’s individual and team champions. Yu Bin Lee (KOR) was crowned the Lady World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017. Meanwhile, Shaoang Liu (HUN) became the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champion for 2017. In the team events, the Ladies World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017 are China who successfully defended their title, while Korea became the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Relay Champions for 2017.

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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.

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

Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France danced off with the gold and their third European title. Italy’s Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte claimed the silver medal and Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia earned the bronze.

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First career 5000m gold for Bloemen

Peter Michael beat Jorrit Bergsma in the Men’s 5000m but Ted-Jan Bloemen claimed gold in the distance on day 2 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Berlin. Nao Kodaira collected her second 500m gold, Kjeld Nuis won the Men’s 1000m and Ireen Wüst the Ladies’ 1500m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Day 2

After spending yesterday racing through qualifying rounds in all individual distances, the World’s best junior short track speed skaters took the ice today in Innsbruck for the Ladies and Men 1500 m and 500 m finals. Yu Bin Lee (KOR) concluded the day leading the Ladies classification while Shaoang Liu (HUN) tops the leaderboard in the Men’s standings.

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Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar 2017

Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar – July 9-16, 2017

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) rules in Men’s Short Program

Four-time European Champion Javier Fernandez of Spain skated to a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program. Russia’s Maxim Kovtun came second followed by Alexei Bychenko of Israel.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) skates off with gold

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva skated off with the gold medal and took her second consecutive European title. Teammate Anna Pogorilaya claimed the silver medal and five-time European Champion Carolina Koster of Italy returned on to the Championships stage with a bronze medal.

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Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar 2017

Frankfurt Figure Skating Seminar – July 9-16, 2017

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Ihle delights homecrowd with 500m gold

Nico Ihle delighted the home crowd winning the Men’s 500m on Day 1 of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the Sportforum in Berlin. Nao Kodaira (JPN) took her fifth World Cup win in the 500m, America’s Heather Bergsma took her fourth 1000m gold of the season, and Kjeld Nuis (NED) won the Men’s 1500m.

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World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Innsbruck (AUT) - Friday Qualifications

The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2017 kicked off today in Innsbruck, Austria 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 3000 m relay distances. New World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Champions will be crowned this year as the defending champions Chunyu Qu and Ziwei Ren, both from China, are no longer eligible to compete at the Junior level.

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Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) dance to lead in Short Dance

Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev of Russia danced to a narrow lead in the Short Dance, edging Italy’s Anna Cappelllini/Luca Lanotte by less than a point. Defending Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France are not far behind in third place.

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Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) strike Pairs gold

Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia struck gold in the Pairs final. Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany repeated as silver medalists and France’s Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres claimed the bronze medal.

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Shanghai Trophy 2017 cancellation

Due to different scheduling issues, the ISU Council decided not to hold the Shanghai Trophy on the previously scheduled dates of March 17-19, 2017.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes Ladies Short Program

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2017 opened in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday with the Ladies and Pairs Short Programs. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships are held in Ostrava for the first time in history.

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Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program

Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov of Russia skated to a strong lead in the Pairs Short Program. France’s Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres finished second followed by Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot of Germany.

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ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Ostrava (CZE) - Preview

The 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships will open in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on January 25. The ISU European Figure Skating Championships will be held in Ostrava for the first time in history

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ISU Pair Skating Development Training Seminar 2017 Venue Change

ISU Pair Skating Development Training Seminar 2017 - Venue Change

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