Skating

Jan Dijkema has secured a second term as president of the International Skating Union (ISU), as the world governing body outlined plans to revamp its speed skating calendar.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has signed a four-year deal that will see Dutch agency House of Sports seek to enhance the commercial performance of its leading speed skating events.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has formed a working group to study the potential inclusion of a new discipline at the 2022 winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), has said the country could bid to stage the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite being in the midst of a doping scandal that has led to the nation being stripped of the hosting rights to various events.

The Chinese government has said it plans to further develop the country’s winter sports market ahead of Beijing’s 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games by building more than 500 ice skating rinks and 240 ski slopes over the next six years.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has expressed its “surprise and disappointment” after it was confirmed that the European Commission (EC) is to launch an investigation into current rules that enable the sport’s global governing body to ban skaters from its own competitions if they take part in non-approved events.

World footballers’ union FIFPro has pledged financial support to German Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein in her fight for damages concerning a doping ban.

Italy is set to stage the 2018 edition of the World Figure Skating Championships after the International Skating Union (ISU) announced a series of hosting rights for its various events.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has strongly criticised a German court for allowing a lawsuit from five-time Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein in relation to her doping ban.

Five-time Olympic speed-skating champion Claudia Pechstein has been allowed to proceed by a Munich court with her lawsuit seeking damages from the International Skating Union (ISU) over a doping ban - setting a potential precedent for other similar cases after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled against the move.

The Royal Dutch Skating Association (KNSB) has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with South Korean counterpart the Korea Skating Union (KSU) that aims to generate more investment in the sport, among other initiatives.

PyeongChang 2018 has said all six of its new competition venues for the winter Olympic Games are on course to stage test events on schedule after construction began on the final facility.

Dutch Olympic speed skaters Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt have turned to the European Commission in an effort to stop the International Skating Union (ISU) from imposing bans on skaters that compete in big-money ‘Ice Derby’ events.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has ruled on a number of reform proposals for sports under its jurisdiction, along with assigning hosts for events in its 2016-17 season.

Pressure is continuing to mount on International Skating Union (ISU) president Ottavio Cinquanta after the former Italian speed skater put forward a series of proposals to implement major reforms in the sports of figure skating and speed skating.

Sochi has submitted a bid to host the International Skating Union’s (ISU) 2017 World Figure Skating Championships as the Russian city looks to build a tangible legacy from its staging of this year’s winter Olympic Games.

International Skating Union (ISU) president Ottavio Cinquanta has put forward a series of proposals to implement major reforms in the sports of figure skating and speed skating.