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2016 ISU Congress Elects New Leadership


2016 ISU Congress Highlights - The 2016 ISU congress took place in a Sheraton hotel a few miles from the historic Croatian city of Dubrovnik, with a beautiful view on the Mediterranean coast. It was one of the more important congresses of the ISU with many positive decisions towards greater openness and democracy, in the case of new office holders as well as new rules.

ISU Election Results for Figure Skating

President: Jan Dijkema (NED)

Vice-President for Figure Skating (second vice-president): Alexander Lakernik (RUS)


  • Junko Hiramatsu (JPN)
  • Benoit Lavoie (CAN)
  • Maria Lundmark (FIN)
  • Maria Teresa Samaranch (ESP)
  • Patricia St. Peter (USA)

Technical Committee Chairs:

Fabio Bianchetti (ITA) - Singles and Pairs

Halina Gordon-Poltorak (POL) - Ice Dance

Christopher Buchanan (GBR) - Synchronized Skating

Copyright 2016 by George S. Rossano