The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has publishes the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will come into force on January 1, 2017. The List designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports.
Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, CRO, to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and in accordance with Article 21 of the 2016 ISU Constitution, the composition, election procedure and purpose of the ISU Athletes Commission will be as follows.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is surprised by the news that the European Commission has adopted a “Statement of Objections” in the course of its antitrust investigation of the ISU’s eligibility rules prohibiting Skaters from participating in unauthorized events that are not on the ISU international calendar.
In an effort to streamline social media conversations around ISU Events and Championships, an extensive list of "Official ISU Hashtags" for all ISU Events, Series and Championships is now available. The ISU also launches its newly curated social media page.
The ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Speed Skating 2016 have been published and are available under the ISU Statutes, Constitution, Regulations & Technical Rules section
The ISU Junior World Cup will be organized as a series of International Competitions subject to regulations given in this ISU Communication. The ISU Junior World Cup is an ISU Event, financially supported through the ISU Development Program.
This Communication 2038 is an update of ISU Communication No. 1957 which was issued for the season 2015-16. It contains important regulations on safety measures, making it mandatory for Competitors to wear certain safety gear and racing suits with specific qualities.
Further to ISU Communication No. 2033 (Entries ISU Championships 2017), this Communication contains detailed information on the qualification process and entry procedures for ISU Speed Skating Championships for the season 2016/17.
During the 129th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session that took place in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), ISU Honorary President Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta became Honorary IOC Member and was awarded with the Olympic Order.