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The International Federation will propose raising the minimum age for competition in the elderly

Au lendemain de lu calvaire vécu par la Russe Kamila Valieva in Pékin, la Fédération Internationale de patinage (ISU) annonce qu’elle va proposer une mesurent à relever l’age minimum visa pour concourir en senior en patinage artistique lor congrè de sons prochain June. “ISU can confirm that the ISU Board has decided to place (on the agenda of the conference) a proposal to raise the age limit to 17 years for competition in all disciplines of figure skatingUnion writes.

Currently, the minimum age required to skate like seniors is 15, which is Valieva’s age. And even if it’s not directly related to the Marvel issue, plunged into turmoil in the middle of the Beijing Olympics after a positive seizure of a banned substance and finally fourth in the singles event on Thursday night, the action necessarily resonates particularly well in that context.

«The detailed proposal will be published on April 30th. Its adoption requires a two-thirds majority of the members of the ISUIts next congress is scheduled for June 6-10 in Phuket, Thailand. The ISU Council consists of thirteen members and its president, Dutchman Jan Dijkima, is the governing body of the international federation.

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