© / Grigory SysoevShort track
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MOSCOW, 22 Jul – The International Skating Union (ISU) said on its website that it may allow international speed skating and short track competitions to be held in Russia and Belarus if the decision to remove athletes from these countries is reversed.
On Friday, the ISU published a calendar in these sports for the 2022/23 season.
The World Cup in speed skating starts on November 11-13 with a stage in Stavanger, Norway. The final will be held February 17-19 in the Polish city of Tomaszow Mazowiecki. The World Single Distance Championships will take place March 2-5 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The Short Track World Cup will begin with a stage in Montreal, Canada on October 28-30, and will end on February 10-12 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The World Championship is scheduled for March 10-12 in Seoul.
The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) on March 1, against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, suspended Russian and Belarusian figure skaters, speed skaters and short track skaters from participating in international tournaments. In June, the ISU Congress approved this decision, it will remain in effect until further notice.