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The International Skating Union (ISU) says no international competitions will take place in Russia and Belarus until further notice.
Russia was previously scheduled to host the Rostelecom Figure Skating Cup in November 2022.
However, the ISU recently said that they are now looking for a replacement host for the Rostelecom Cup.
“ISU members interested in hosting the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event scheduled for
From November 25-27, 2022, contact with the ISU Sporting Director is requested,” the ISU said in a statement.
The world sports body has also imposed other restrictions, such as banning skaters from Russia and Belarus from competing internationally.
“Until further notice, no skaters belonging to ISU members in Russia (Russian Skating Union and Russian Figure Skating Federation) and Belarus (Belarusian Skating Union) will be invited or allowed to participate in international competitions, including ISU Championships and other ISU Events,” the ISU statement read.
The ISU announcement comes after other sports bodies also banned Russia and Belarus from hosting or participating in events.
Wimbledon also recently announced on April 20, 2022 that it would ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing.
Rijul Baath contributed to this report