The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 30 September 2019, has entered into force on January 1st, 2020.
The second edition of Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the first leg of ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Minsk in partnership with the NADO Belarus and with the support of the Skating Union of Belarus. More than 150 Skaters stopped by at the Pure as Ice booth to try their hand at the WADA Play True Quiz and win the amazing goodies in store.
The third edition of Pure as Ice 2019/20 took place at the first ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating event of the season in Enschede, Netherlands at the Ijsbaan Arena and the official Skaters hotel with the support of the KNSB.
The first edition of the ISU Pure as Ice 2019/20 campaign kicked off at the ISU World Cup Short Track 1 in the home of the Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City (USA). ISU’s Pure as Ice teamed with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the support of the U.S. Speedskating Organizing Committee to deliver the message of Clean Sport to almost 200 Short Track Skaters that arrived to compete in this major Event.
In accordance with the ISU Special Regulations for Synchronized Skating 2018, 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. The Synchronized Skating Judges Examination will be held on the occasion of the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020.
Sleep is the core foundation of recovery and has a direct impact on the performance of Skaters. The ISU eLearning Platform presents a series of modules on Sleep and Recovery, aiming to enable a better understanding on these topics.
In accordance with the ISU Synchronized Skating Special Regulations 2018, Rule 907, paragraph 1, ISU Members may send to the ISU Secretariat, with a copy to the Chair of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, applications to host ISU Seminars for Synchronized Skating Referees and Judges in 2020 fulfilling the characteristics described in this ISU Communication. The deadline for these applications is established as January 1, 2020, application form is attached to this Communication.
This summer a first Figure Skating camp was organized by the ISU in collaboration with MozerTeam. The camp was held in Italy in Baselga di Piné, Italy, from July 25 to August 4. The training camp was attended by 8 couples from 6 countries, as well as 6 coaches from different countries. Every day for 10 days, the athletes trained for 2-3 hours on the ice and three hours off-ice. Continuing the cooperation between ISU and MozerTeam, it is planned to hold two more camps this season.
The draw by number for the ISU Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 was held on October 10, 2019 in Geneva in the presence of ISU Officials, Mr. Olivier Griot, BDO Auditor as well as Leanna Caron from Skate Canada and Mariam Giorgobiani from the Georgian Figure Skating Federation.
In view of the legacy of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, the ISU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Winter Sports Administrative Center (CWSAC) regarding the establishment of an ISU Center of Excellence (CoE) in Beijing.