NHK Trophy to proceed in Sapporo

Kyodo

The NHK Trophy, the fourth event of the 2011-2012 figure skating Grand Prix series, will go ahead as scheduled in Sapporo in November, the International Skating Union said Saturday.

The ISU also said the World Team Trophy in Yokohama will proceed next April after it was postponed this year because of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan and triggered a nuclear crisis.

The World Team Trophy was initially scheduled to be held earlier this month. The world championships were also supposed to be held in Tokyo from March 21-27 but were relocated to Moscow because of the quake.