Following our initial communication of January 13, 2017 regarding the ISU Athletes Commission List of Nominees and in accordance with Article 21 of the ISU Constitution, which stipulates that each ISU Member may nominate only 1 Athlete per Branch, we informed the Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FSFR) to withdraw one candidate from the Figure Skating Branch.
The FSFR decided to withdraw their candidate from the Synchronized Skating discipline. As a consequence of this change, and considering the fact that only one candidate for Synchronized Skating remains, there will not be any election for Synchronized Skating. Consequently, Nathalie Lindqvist (SWE) is elected as a member of the ISU Athletes Commission as a representative of the Synchronized Skating discipline.
Please find attached the updated List of Nominees to the ISU Athletes Commission and we would like to remind you that the ISU Athletes Commission members for the following disciplines will be elected by their peers at the following ISU Events:
- For the Speed Skating Athlete at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Gangneung, KOR on February 9-12, 2017;
- For the Short Track Speed Skating Athlete at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, NED on March 10-12, 2017;
- For Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance Athletes at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, FIN on March 29-April 2, 2017;
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. 2043.