Further to the decision of the 56th ISU Ordinary Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik (CRO) to introduce an ISU Athletes Commission and following the election of ISU Office Holders during the 57th ISU Ordinary Congress 2018 in Seville (ESP), the elections for the ISU Athletes Commission are to take place in 2019. The ISU has received 8 nominations for its upcoming Athletes Commission elections. The list of nominees is available under the Athletes Commission section.
Zhou Yang (CHN) elected as the Short Track Speed Skating representative ©International Skating Union (ISU)
As there was only one nomination for Ice Dance and one nomination for Short Track Speed Skating, namely:
- Short Track Speed Skating Athlete: Zhou Yang (CHN)
- Ice Dance Athlete: Yuri Hulitski (BLR)
these nominated athletes will be automatically elected to the Athletes Commission for the term lasting from the respective 2019 ISU World Championships to the respective 2023 ISU World Championships.
Yuri Hulitski elected as the Ice Dance representatice. Seen with former Ice Dance partner Maria Oleynik (BLR) ©International Skating Union (ISU)
The ISU Athletes Commission members (see above-mention link to the list of nominees) for the following disciplines will be elected by their peers at the following ISU Championships:
- For the Speed Skating Athlete at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Inzell, GER on February 7-10, 2019;
- For Single & Pair Skating Athlete at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, JPN on March 18-24, 2019;
- For the Synchronized Skating Athlete at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki, FIN on April 12-13, 2019;
About the ISU Athletes Commission
The ISU Athletes Commission members are elected by secret ballot. All accredited Skaters at the respective ISU World Championships shall be entitled to cast one vote. The candidate with the highest number of votes obtained is elected. In case of a tie, new ballots will be distributed to all Skaters for a second round of election. The candidate with the highest number of votes obtained in the second ballot is elected.
For full details please refer to the ISU Constitution, Articles 21 and 36, as well as ISU Communication No. 2202.