Yuma Murakami handed himself a golden birthday present at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup on Friday, winning the 500m in a track record time the day after he turned 27. His compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama came second and world record holder Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) returned from injury to claim bronze in his first World Cup appearance this season. Jordan Belchos (CAN) won the men's mass start while Russia clinched the Team Sprint gold.
Nao Kodaira grabbed a much-coveted 500m gold on her home track to start the fourth leg of the ISU World Cup in Nagano, Japan, on a high note. Ivanie Blondin (CAN) continued her remarkable run of form by adding the Mass Start gold to the ones she collected in the 1500m, 5000m and Team Pursuit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, last weekend. To conclude Friday's action for the women, the Dutch ladies won the Team Sprint, with Dione Voskamp making a victorious first appearance in the squad.
The ISU World Cup Speed Skating returns to Japan for the fourth leg of the 2019/20 season. After Obihiro and Tomakomai last year, the skaters will visit Nagano, home of the 1998 Olympics, this weekend. The sprinters will look forward to racing two 500m races in one weekend again. Nao Kodaira, born in Chino near Nagano, hopes to shine on home soil, just like Japan's ace in the 500m Tatsuya Shinhama.
The young talent of Figure Skating competed this weekend in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Have a look at the extraordinary perfomances thanks to the highlights.
The third ISU World Cup Speed Skating event took place this weekend in Nur-Sultan (KAZ). If you missed it, catch up with these highlights.
Take a look at what happened at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Shanghai (CHN) this weekend.
It has been an exciting ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Unfortunately, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final marked the end in Torino (ITA) this weekend. However, we have the highlight videos that you can watch over and over again.
The ISU acknowledges the December 9, 2019 decision of the WADA Executive Committee unanimously endorsing a four year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and related consequences.
Have a look at the best pictures of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating that took place in Shanghai (CHN) this weekend.
This week, In Focus brings you the best pictures of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating event that took place this weekend in Nur-Sultan (KAZ).
We have picked out some of the best pictures of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. It is definitely worth a peek.
The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final came to an end this weekend in Torino (ITA). We are left with some great memories and stunning moments captured. Have a look at some of the best images.
Two memorable firsts brought the curtain down on the men's competition at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Nur-Sultan on Sunday. In the 1500m Ning Zhongyan (CHN) seized his career first World Cup win, before Andrea Giovannini, Michele Malfatti and Nicola Tumolero (ITA) gabbed their first Team Pursuit gold – and Italy's first since their only other triumph in 2005.