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After two days of sovereign skating on home soil, the Japanese ladies were not able to collect more golds on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating first leg in Obihiro. Vanessa Herzog won the 1000m, while Esmee Visser clinched her career first World Cup gold in the 3000m, and Russia took home Team Sprint gold.

Nov 18, 2018

Denis Yuskov and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) beat Olympic Champions Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) on Day 2 of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Obihiro.

Nov 17, 2018

With two gold medals and one silver the Japanese ladies showed their overall strength once more on Day 2 of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Obihiro.

Nov 17, 2018

Russia's Aleksandr Rumyantsev, Danila Semerikov and Sergey Trofimov have surprisingly won the first Team Pursuit race of the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Obihiro. Olympic 500m champion Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) was the fastest man on the shortest distance again.

Nov 16, 2018

The Japanese ladies gave the home crowd two gold medals to cheer for at the start of the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Obihiro on Friday. Nao Kodaira won the 500m, while Ayano Sato and the Takagi-sisters Miho and Nana dominated the Team Pursuit.

Nov 16, 2018

The post-Olympic long track Speed Skating season holds a lot in store. Even before the first major international clash, eight Skaters already clocked sub-35 races in the Men's 500m.

Nov 15, 2018

After the exciting PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games last February, a new generation of long track Speed Skaters is gearing up to challenge the reigning champions in the next Olympiad.

Nov 13, 2018

Sports is all about competition, but even the fiercest sporting rivalries often lead to close friendships too. Here's the story of Korean Sang-Hwa Lee and Japanese Nao Kodaira, enemies on the ice, but friends in real life.

Jul 30, 2018

ISU Athletes Commission pays tribute to Denis Ten

Jul 20, 2018

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met on July 18, 2018, and confirmed that the ISU request to include Short Track Speed Skating Mixed Gender Relay event has been approved.

Jul 18, 2018

The ISU Council decided to provisionally allot four ISU Championships for the season 2020/21. The allotment of all other Championships are kept pending until the next scheduled ISU Council meeting in October 2018 and further information regarding the decisions of the Council in Sevilla, will be published at a later date.

Jun 10, 2018

The International Skating Union’s 57th Ordinary Congress concluded on June 8, 2018 in Sevilla (ESP) with the elections of the ISU Office Holders. Here are the results of the elections.

Jun 08, 2018

Some of the most important decisions of the Congress from the Agenda ISU Communication 2156 and Urgent Matters ISU Communication 2160 are summarized here. All information regarding the 57th ISU Congress 2018 is available on

Jun 08, 2018

The 57th Ordinary ISU Congress continued on June 7, 2018 with the Figure Skating Branch session. The Speed Skating session was finalized on the previous day.

Jun 07, 2018

The 57th Ordinary ISU Congress continued on June 6, 2018 with the spilt Sessions for the Figure Skating and Speed Skating Branches.

Jun 06, 2018