Following Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, the ISU = International Skating Union will cancel the sixth round of the Grand Prix series scheduled for November in Russia and aim to hold it in another city. I did.

The Grand Prix series of figure skating is a tournament held in Japan, the United States, Canada, etc. from October to November every year.



Next season, the first round will be held in the United States in late October, the fifth round NHK Trophy will be held in Sapporo in mid-November, and the sixth round will be held in Russia in late November. ..



However, at a board meeting held on the 24th, the ISU condemned Russia's military invasion of Ukraine and decided not to hold international conventions in Russia and Belarus for the time being.



For this reason, the Russian tournament of the Grand Prix series in November was canceled, and we have decided to solicit candidates for the venue with the aim of holding it in other cities in the future.



The ISU has decided not to allow Russian and Belarus players to participate in international competitions, and Russia's Anna Shelvakova, who won the gold medal in the women's single at the Beijing Olympics at the World Championships in France last month. Etc. could not participate.

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