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ISU announces speed skating WC calendar for next two seasons

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the speed skating World Cup calender for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 season, with Changcun of Northeast China's Jilin province to host one leg in 2021.

According to the calendar announced on Tuesday, the 2020-21 season will begin on November 13, 2020 in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. The World Cup will then move on to Stavanger (Norway), Salt Lake City (United States), Calgary (Canada) and Changchun (China), before coming to an end in March , 2021, after the Final in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, reports Xinhua news agency.

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The ISU announced earlier that the World Championships to be held from February 25 to 28, 2021 in Beijing in will be the test event for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The schedule “is subject to a timely normalisation of the coronavirus situation allowing the safe organisation of ice skating events in the season 2020-21,” the ISU explained.

The first four stops of the World Cup of the 2021-22 season will be held in the same cities around similar time. After the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, the season will be finished in the Netherlands in March, with the venue yet to be decided.

–IANS

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