World figure skating championships – decision of ISU

Lausanne, March 14, 2011

Taking into account the continued critical developments in Japan, the
ISU’s primary concern for the safety of all participants, spectators
and members of concerned entities as well as the travel advisories
from many governments to avoid travel to Japan until the situation is
settled, the ISU in consultation and agreement with the Japan Skating
Federation (JSF) and in line with the advise of the Japanese
authorities, has concluded that the staging of the ISU World Figure
Skating Championships 2011 scheduled to be held on March 21-27, 2011
is not possible and the Championships will not be held during that

The postponement of the Event or alternatively the final cancellation
is under evaluation.

The same applies to the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating
scheduled to be held in Yokohama on April 14-17, 2011.

It is understood that a postponement of the above-mentioned World
Championships as well as the holding of the ISU World Team Trophy is
subject to the confirmation by the competent Japanese authorities that
the situation is back to normal conditions allowing the safe conduct
of major ISU sports Events in the Tokyo area.

As soon as the situation in this respect has been finalized, the ISU
will inform all parties concerned of the decision taken.

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