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New Figure Skating Judging System Approved by ISU
Some significang changes in international
ice skating competitions
were approved at the International Skating Union
Congress June 7-11, 2004 in Scheveningen,Netherlands.
Figure Skating Judging System
The Figure Skating section of the ISU Congress approved the ISU
Judging System for Figure Skating, Ice Dancing and Synchronized
Skating for immediate implementation. The ISU Judging System received
43 votes out of a possible 54. Proposals require a two thirds majority
to pass. In this case the minimum number of votes required for approval
was 36. Proposals from Australia and Russia to modify the existing
6.0 judging system were rejected.
Following the vote, the Congress adopted a resolution to approve the
ISU Judging System unanimously.
An amendment was accepted to increase the maximum number of judges
in a panel from 10 to 12. A smaller number than 12 judges might be
used for certain competitions. If 12 judges are used a random selection
of 9 will be made. The highest and lowest marks will be omitted from
the calculation, leaving the scores of 7 judges to form the result.
No other amendments were accepted.
The World Allround Championships will in future be held over 2 days.
Previously there was an option to hold the event over 3 days.
A proposal to make the European Speed Skating Championships open to
non-European skaters was withdrawn.
A proposal to remove the menís 10,000m and the ladiesí 5,000m races
from the European Speed Skating Championships was withdrawn.
A proposal to incorporate the World Sprint Championships into the
World Single Distances Championships was withdrawn.
The Speed Skating section accepted a proposal to hold a Team Pursuit
competition as part of the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.
In order to incorporate the Team Pursuit competitions in the Olympic
Winter Games, the Speed Skating section approved a proposal to hold
the two 500m races on the same day.
On Thursday, June 10 the Congress will continue discussions in the
separate sections for Figure Skating and Speed Skating.
June 9, 2004 Press Release from the International Skating Union
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