Figure Skating Jul 24, 2019

Taiwan blames China after being stripped of skating event

Taiwan blamed China's "malicious suppression" Wednesday after being stripped of hosting figure skating's Asian Open this year, warning against the interference of politics in sport. China has ramped up military and diplomatic pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016. Taiwan's figure ...

Figure Skating Oct 1, 2016

Hanyu first to nail quadruple loop

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater to succeed in a quadruple loop and topped the Autumn Classic International after the short program on Friday, scoring 88.30 points in his first outing of the season. The 21-year-old, who has been working on harder elements, landed ...

Figure Skating Jun 11, 2016

Dijkema chosen as new ISU president

Jan Dijkema of the Netherlands is the new president of the International Skating Union. The 71-year-old Dijkema succeeds Italy's Ottavio Cinquanta, who held the job since 1994. Dijkema won on the second ballot Friday, defeating Hungary's Gyorgy Sallak. Two other candidates, France's Didier Gailhaguet and ...

Figure Skating Nov 14, 2015

ISU postpones Trophee Bompard after Paris terror attack

The International Skating Union has postponed the Trophee Eric Bompard, the fourth event of the Grand Prix Series, on Saturday in reaction to the deadly terror attack in Paris overnight. Japan's reigning junior world champion Shoma Uno, 17, topped the men's short program on Friday ...