CTSU denies it voluntarily gave up right to host international event

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/25
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Joseph Yeh

Chinese Taipei Skating Union Secretary-General Eddy Wu (right)

Taipei, July 25 (CNA) The Chinese Taipei Skating Union (CTSU) on Thursday rejected a suggestion from the International Skating Union (ISU) a day earlier that it voluntarily gave up its right to host an international figure skating event, marking the latest twist in the ongoing drama.

Taiwan was originally set to host the 2019 Asian Open Figure Skating Classic Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at Taipei Arena.

However, CTSU announced late Tuesday it had received an emergency notification from the ISU the day before indicating that its right to host the event had been revoked, without giving an explanation.

In response to the CTSU statement, the international governing body for competitive ice skating said Wednesday that Taiwan's skating union agreed to give up the right in May.   [FULL  STORY]

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