ISU Congress - June 4-8 - Seville, Spain

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ISU Congress - June 4-8 - Seville, Spain

Post by Elizabeth » Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 pm

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This will be a significant Congress, particularly in terms of the proposals being considered. Read all about it, including a summary of the proposals, in this preview: https://www.isu.org/news/145-news/12087 ... teParam=15

Note that there are general proposals, proposals for both short- and long-track speed skating, and proposals for single & pairs skating and ice dance. Some of the proposals come from ISU Committees while others are from national organizations.

For the first time the congress will be live streamed on the ISU YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SkatingISU/

Full agenda & proposals https://www.isu.org/communications/1710 ... -2160/file

Additional "Urgent proposals" https://www.isu.org/communications/1710 ... -2160/file

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Re: ISU Congress - June 4-8 - Seville, Spain

Post by Elizabeth » Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 pm

A CBC/Associated Press article about the Congress: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/figur ... -1.4665395

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Re: ISU Congress - June 4-8 - Seville, Spain

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 am

The Congress live stream is now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnoee4z ... e=youtu.be

I am told that the "urgent proposals" regarding raising the minimum age of skaters and the participation of federation presidents on judging panels did not receive approval for inclusion on the agenda of the meeting.

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Re: ISU Congress - June 4-8 - Seville, Spain

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:38 pm

The Congress is now complete. A synopsis of the decisions is available here: https://www.isu.org/news/145-news/12111 ... teParam=15

There are also links to the summaries for each of the 4 days.

A few of the changes/decisions that may be of interest:
  • approval to increase the number of pairs to 20 for the free skate (from 16) at Worlds
  • medal ceremonies will move to the Olympic-style, starting with the bronze, then silver, then gold
  • renamed the short dance to the rhythm dance
  • increase the range of Grade of Execution marks from the current -3 to +3 to -5 to +5
  • no change to the current lower age limit of 15
The election results: https://www.isu.org/news/145-news/12112 ... teParam=15
Benoit Lavoie of Canada was elected as a figure skating member of the ISU Council.

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