Skating

Former Olympic champion Cousins to support British figure skating talent

By Zjan Shirinian

Robin Cousins will support six figure skaters as they prepare for major competitions ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating Olympic champion Robin Cousins will help support and develop Great Britain's next generation of world-class skaters after taking up a new role.

Hashimoto apologises for "shameful" behaviour at post Sochi 2014 party but avoids disciplinary action

By Gary Anderson

Seiko Hashimoto has apologised for her behaviour at a party in Sochi where she was seen hugging and kissing figure skater Daisuke Takahashi ©Getty ImagesJapan Skating Federation President and Tokyo 2020 Executive Board member Seiko Hashimoto has apologised for her behaviour at a post Sochi 2014 party at which she was seen kissing and embracing figure skater Daisuke Takahashi.

Former world champion denies sexual assault by Japan Skating Federation President

By Gary Anderson

Daisuke Takahashi has denied that he was the victim of any sexual harassment from Seiko Hashimoto ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating world champion Daisuke Takahashi has denied he was subjected to sexual harassment by Japan Skating Federation President Seiko Hashimoto, a member of the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board. 

Pettit National Ice Centre agrees contract renewal with US Olympic Committee

By Paul Osborne

The Pettit National Ice Center has renewed its contract with the US Olympic Committee and Us Speedskating ©PettitThe Pettit National Ice Centre in Milwaukee will continue to serve as an Olympic training site after renewing its contract with the Unites States Olympic Committee (USOC) and US Speedskating.

Judge embrace not proof of cheating says ISU, as rejects Sochi 2014 figure skating gold complaint

By Paul Osborne

South Korea's complaints over judging during the figure skating event at Sochi 2014 have been dismissed by the ISU ©Getty ImagesThe International Skating Union (ISU) has dismissed South Korea's complaints over the judging of the women's figure skating competition during Sochi 2014, where Kim Yu-Na controversially missed out on gold to Russia's Adelina Sotnikova.

Charlesbourg to host 2015 Canada Synchronised Skating Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Around 40 teams and more than 800 skaters are expected to take to the ice at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse in Charlesbourg next year ©Getty ImagesThe 2015 Skate Canada Synchronised Skating Championships has been awarded to Charlesbourg in Quebec.

Li to continue as Chinese short track speed skating coach until Pyeongchang 2018

By Emily Goddard

Li Yan, second left, will continue as China's short track speed skating coach until Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesLi Yan will continue to coach the Chinese short track speed skating squad through their preparations for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, it has been announced.

Changes demanded as problems continue for US Speed Skating after Sochi 2014 failure

By Nick Butler

Problems engulfing US speedskating following the dismal performance at Sochi 2014 have taken another turn for the worse ©USSpeedskatingProblems engulfing US Speed Skating have taken another turn for the worse after a letter, sent by a five-person group, highlighted a series of concerns before requesting a hearing with the governing body's grievance committee.

US skating champions Castelli and Shnapir search for new partners following split

By Emily Goddard

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir have announced the end of their partnership ©Getty ImagesTwo‐time reigning United States pairs champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir have announced they are to split, with both skaters looking for new partners.
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