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2013-01-05 05:03:31

The first test events at the Adler Arena, the speed skating venue for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, took place at the end of December 2012. (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 The first test events at the Adler Arena, the speed skating venue for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, took place at the end of December 2012. In March 2013, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee will hold the main pre-Games test event at the venue: the Essent ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. The...

2006-04-19 10:53:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Figure Skating Association announced Wednesday it was nominating Los Angeles to host the 2009 world championships. A final decision by the International Skating Union (ISU) on the host city is expected in early July. The last time the event was held in the United States was in 2003 when the District of Columbia was the host city. Next year's world championships will be held in Tokyo. The ISU announced Wednesday that Colorado Springs, Colo.,...

2006-03-22 18:29:44

By Steve Keating CALGARY, Canada (Reuters) - The head of the International Skating Union (ISU) said on Wednesday there was little the governing body could do about the high-profile absentees at the figure skating world championships. Only five of 12 medallists from the Turin Winter Games and none of the champions are skating in Calgary, leaving the event with a lack of star power and suffering from small crowds through the early sessions of the week long competition. Men's champion...

2006-02-01 13:22:39

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - For more than a century, chasing a perfect 6.0 was the ultimate goal of every figure skater. The enduring image of the sport comes from the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean earned across-the-board 6.0s for artistic impression following their mesmeric ice dance performance to Ravel's Bolero. That feat, however, can never be repeated after the sport was forced to overhaul its scoring system following the 2002 Salt Lake...

2006-01-31 20:06:50

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - For more than a century, chasing a perfect 6.0 was the ultimate goal of every figure skater. The enduring image of the sport comes from the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean earned across-the-board 6.0s for artistic impression following their mesmeric ice dance performance to Ravel's Bolero. That feat, however, can never be repeated after the sport was forced to overhaul its scoring system following the 2002 Salt Lake...