International Competitive Figure Skating – Issues and Events

Tracking ISU and U.S. Figure Skating Events, Issues and Governance

On the Eve of the IOC’s Monumental Decision for Russia’s Massive State Sponsored Sports Cheating Program: What Price to Pay?

Blazing Blades Opinion – by Peter Murray The sports world is holding its collective breath as it awaits the decision soon to be announced by IOC President Thomas Bach and the … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

ISU’s Grand Prix Event ‘Rostelcom Cup’ Impacted by latest IOC Executive Board (EB) Decision on WADA Russian Doping Report?

The following paragraph included in the IOC Executive Board Statement on the WADA Independent Person Report will now bring Figure Skating front and center… The Paragraph in question (read from … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

ISU: un-anonymize & publish protocols from Code of Points (IJS) since the system was instituted?

I borrowed the title of this note from a thread at Golden Skate Forum. With the official end of secret judging approved last month at the ISU Congress I find … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics by IAAF

“The statement that we’ve made today is a very clear indication that over the long haul, our responsibility is to protect clean athletes and this is what this says,” IAAF … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hollands’ Jan Dijkema Elected International Skating Union President

Jan Dijkema (NED) has been elected the first new President of the International Skating Union (ISU) in 22 years replacing Ottavio Cinquanta. The 71-year-old Dijkema won by 63 votes to … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with Christopher Buchanan

Reform candidate calls for changes in ISU management; elimination of anonymous judging; total revamp of IJS  [Republished here with permission of ‘A Divine Sport’ creator/author, Claire Cloutier] Christopher Buchanan is … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Published Candidate Manifestos for the ISU Presidential Election – June 2016

With the latest ‘Vision Statement’ published today (May 21, 2016) by ISU Presidential Candidate Christopher Buchanan of Great Britain, all four candidates manifestos are now available to all within the … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment