Skating

Russian Sports Minister criticises "premature" Sochi bid for 2017 World Skating Championships

By Nick Butler

The Championships would be held in the Iceberg Skating Palace in which figure skating at Sochi 2014 was held ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Sochi's bid for the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships has been cast in doubt after it was criticised by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko for being submitted without Government approval. 

Petition set up demanding resignation of International Skating Union President Cinquanta

By Nick Butler

A petition has been set up seeking the removal of Ottavio Cinquanta as ISU President ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 16 - A petition has been set up calling for the resignation of International Skating Union (ISU) President Ottavio Cinquanta in light of the "severe damage he is inflicting on the sport".

Asada claims third world figure skating title

By Emily Goddard

Mao Asada has won her third world figure skating gold ©Getty ImagesMarch 29 - Mao Asada of Japan has won her third title at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Championships on home ice.

Olympic champion Hanyu wins first World Figure Skating title after titanic battle

By Zjan Shirinian

Yuzuru Hanyu has added the World title to his Olympic crown ©The Asahi Shimbun via Getty ImagesMarch 28 - The Japanese crowd were treated to a titanic tussle between their two figure skating stars, as Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu edged out his rival to win his first World Figure Skating title.

Radical ice skating reforms proposed by Cinquanta to rein in Dutch domination and judging scandals

By Nick Butler

ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta alongside IOC President Thomas Bach attending short track speed-skating events during Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - A series of measures have been proposed by International Skating Union (ISU) President Ottavio Cinquanta in order to reform figure skating and speed skating in the wake of criticism over the judging and composition of each sport. 

Japan ready for ISU World Figure Skating Championships at event missing Olympic champions

By Emily Goddard

Yuzuru Hanyu will be going for gold on home ice at the 2014 ISU Figure Skating World Championships in Japan ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Olympians, including the likes of Sochi 2014 champion Yuzuru Hanyu, are gearing up for the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships, which are due open in Saitama, Japan, tomorrow.

ISU and EBU sign new broadcasting agreement until 2019

By Paul Osborne 

The European Broadcasting Union and International Skating Union have signed a new exclusive broadcasting agreement from 2015 to 2019 ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and International Skating Union (ISU) have signed an exclusive media rights agreement from 2015 to 2019, extending the pair's partnership to reach the 50 year mark.

Korean Olympic Committee to file official complaint after Kim Yu-Na's shock Sochi 2014 silver

By Zjan Shirinian

Kim Yu-Na had to settle for a gold medal after victory by Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) will file an official complaint against the judges who controversially denied figure skating star Kim Yu-Na gold at Sochi 2014 last month.

Torvill and Dean get perfect sixes again for Bolero in Sarajevo

By Mike Rowbottom

Torvill and Dean made an emotional return to Sarajevo 30 years after their gold medal winning performance ©Getty ImagesFebruary 13 -  Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean topped off an emotional return to what they described as "hallowed ground " in Sarajevo tonight as they flawlessly recreated their Bolero routine in front of an adoring, sold-out audience of 5,000 at the re-built venue where they won Olympic ice dance gold at the 1984 Winter Games.
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