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ISU publishes technical standards for 2014 events

Required minimum scores for Olympics, Europeans, Four Continents lower than those for worlds

The minimum technical scores the ISU set make it easier to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games than the world championships.
The minimum technical scores the ISU set make it easier to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games than the world championships. (International Skating Union)

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By icenetwork.com
(06/18/2013) - The International Skating Union (ISU) announced Tuesday the minimum total technical scores required for qualification for its 2014 championship events as well as the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

The standards were set by the ISU Council during a meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 7-9.

Below are the minimum total technical scores for the 2013-14 season. The short program/short dance mimimum is listed first, followed by the free skate/free dance.

2014 European Championships, 2014 Four Continents Championships and 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Ladies: 20/36
Men's: 25/45
Pairs: 20/36
Ice dance: 18/28

2014 World Championships

Ladies: 26/46
Men's: 34/63
Pairs: 24/41
Ice dance: 28/38

2014 World Junior Championships*

Ladies: 20/35
Men's: 20/40
Pairs: 20/30
Ice dance: 18/28

The minimum total technical score must have been reached in an ISU-recognized competition during the ongoing or immediately preceding season in both segments, the short program/short dance and free skate/free dance. The minimum total technical score for each segment may be reached at different competitions.

*The minimum total technical score for the short program/short dance and the free skate/free dance segments required to participate in the 2014 World Junior Figure Skating Championships can only be obtained in registered international junior competitions/championships.