Kazakhstan participated at its first winter Olympics in Lillehammer 1994 – and it was a glorious event for the nation that had only just become independent from the Soviet Union: cross country skiing ace Vladimir Smirnov won a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze.
Japan’s Ice Dancers Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto have taken two huge steps towards their Olympic dream: They qualified a quota place for their country at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 in Stockholm (SWE) in March by placing 19th and American-born Koleto has received Japanese citizenship. The season had its challenges for the husband-and-wife-team as they were unable to return to their training base in Montréal (CAN) because of travel restrictions. Instead, they trained at home in Japan and in Colorado Springs, where Tim is originally from.
The Rhythm Dance competition at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) had to be interrupted and postponed following the first warm up group due to serious technical problems on Thursday.
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The ISU was informed by the Chinese Figure Skating Association (CFSA) of the cancellation of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, that was scheduled to take place from January 17 – 22, 2022 in Tianjin (CHN).
When he’s not on the ice chasing Speed Skating glory, the best way to relax for Patrick Roest (NED) is being home, milking cows or doing whatever other job needs to be done at his father’s farm in Lekkerkerk. “There’s always something to do,” he says. After a long summer, Roest is gearing up for the big Olympic season to come.
US Speed Skating mental skills coach Dr Nick Galli will not be trying to convince anyone that the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is just like any other competition.
Austria’s top Figure Skating Pair Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer are so at ease with their build-up to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games they have offered a helping hand to their rivals.
The third round of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating took place this weekend in Kosice (SVK). Have a look at some of the best pictures.
Russia returned in style to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit 2021/22 at the third event of the series in Kosice (SVK). They collected a total of nine out of 12 medals, including gold for Kirill Sarnovskiy, Veronika Zhilina and Pair Skaters Anastasia Mukhortova/Dmitry Evgenyev. Ice Dancers Natalie d’Alessandro/Bruce Waddell (CAN) broke through the Russian phalanx to snatch gold.
The second ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating took place in Courchevel (FRA). Have a look at some of the best pictures that were captured of the young talents that put on some exceptional performances.
“His legacy is the Youth Olympic Games, his achievements are far more extensive. An accomplished president" is how IOC President Thomas Bach portrayed his predecessor Jacques Rogge, who has died at the age of 79, as announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday (29 August 2021).
Skaters from the USA and Canada collected the gold medals as the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2021/22 continued with the second event in Courchevel (FRA). Isabeau Levito (USA), Wesley Chiu (CAN) and Oona Brown/Gage Brown (USA) claimed the titles. The event was originally to take place in Edmonton (CAN) but moved to Courchevel. All three champions celebrated their first victory at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
Sweden’s Nikolaj Majorov debuted at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 in Stockholm (SWE) and not only competed in the final Free Skating but also secured an Olympic quota spot for his home country by finishing 23rd. Now the Skater, who turned 21 on August 18, is getting ready for the Olympic season and has some news to share. “Life is going good! The Majorov family moved after 30 years in Luleå to a new place called Norrköping with new opportunities,” he said.
Following the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China, the International Skating Union is pleased to announce that the third event of the Series will be hosted on November 4-7, 2021 in Torino (ITA).