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Finland replaces Russia as host of determine skating Grand Prix –

Finland will stage a spherical of the Grand Prix of Determine Skating collection after Russia was eliminated as a bunch following its invasion of Ukraine, the Worldwide Skating Union (ISU) stated.

The 25-27 November occasion will probably be held within the Finnish metropolis of Espoo, the ISU stated on Thursday (14 July), because the final of the six common Grand Prix occasions within the 2022-23 programme.

In April, the ISU banned Russia and Belarus from internet hosting worldwide skating occasions and after the invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “particular navy operation”. Belarus is a key staging space for the invasion.

The governing physique had earlier excluded skaters from Russia and Belarus from worldwide competitions after the Worldwide Olympic Committee advisable sports activities federations to ban athletes and officers from the 2 nations.

Russia is a dominant pressure in determine skating and had hosted its Grand Prix occasion, often known as the Rostelecom Cup, yearly since 1996.

The ISU additionally stated the Cup of China occasion, the fourth spherical of the collection, has been cancelled for the second straight 12 months as a result of “deteriorating COVID-19 sanitary scenario” within the nation. No substitute host has been confirmed for the 11-13 November occasion.

“The Chinese language Skating Affiliation (CSA) knowledgeable the ISU that it was now not possible for them to carry the annual ISU Grand Prix of Determine Skating occasion (the Cup of China) in 2022,” it added.

America, Canada, France and Japan will stage the opposite 4 Grand Prix occasions whereas Turin, Italy will host the Ultimate from 8-11 December.



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