Sports is all about competition, but even the fiercest sporting rivalries often lead to close friendships too. Here's the story of Korean Sang-Hwa Lee and Japanese Nao Kodaira, enemies on the ice, but friends in real life.
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met on July 18, 2018, and confirmed that the ISU request to include Short Track Speed Skating Mixed Gender Relay event has been approved.
The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot four ISU Championships for the season 2020/21. The allotment of all other Championships are kept pending until the next scheduled ISU Council meeting in October 2018 and further information regarding the decisions of the Council in Sevilla, will be published at a later date.
Some of the most important decisions of the Congress from the Agenda ISU Communication 2156 and Urgent Matters ISU Communication 2160 are summarized here. All information regarding the 57th ISU Congress 2018 is available on https://www.isu.org/isu-congresses.
For the first time in the history of the ISU, the public is invited to watch the debates and decisions that will shape the future of Ice Skating disciplines, through a live broadcast on ISU YouTube Channel of the 57th ISU Ordinary Congress, taking place from June 4-8, 2018, in Seville, Spain.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has signed a four-year contract with House of Sports BV starting from season 2018/19 which will run until season 2021/22. The new cooperation will focus on the marketing of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Series and ISU Speed Skating Championships with the objective to strengthen the partnership activations, increase fan engagement and generate new sponsorship revenues.
April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and the ISU is proud to be a part of the celebration. The ISU President Mr.Jan Dijkema and Ms. Katarina Henriksson, President of Swedish Figure Skating, show their commitment to Sport for Development and Peace by using a #WhiteCard as a strong symbol.
On March 22, 2018 the International Skating Union signed a proclamation of support and affinity for Special Olympics and all its Skaters whose extraordinary courage represents the true spirit of sportsmanship.