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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Figure Skating Bias?




MOSCOW -- Russian figure skating chief Valentin Piseyev on Wednesday blasted the ISU, the sport's world governing body, for what he called biased treatment of his skaters at last week's world championships.


"There has been a deliberate campaign aimed at preventing our skaters from winning," said Piseyev, president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation.


Russia won only two golds in Nice after claiming all four titles at last year's world championships in Helsinki.


"Actually, this campaign started right after last year's world championships when one of our judges, Svyatoslav Babenko, was suddenly banned by the ISU for three years," Piseyev said.