by Team IDC
Earlier today, the International Skating Union (ISU) and French Figure Skating Federation (FFSG) issued a media advisory regarding the Trophee Eric Bompard Grand Prix event taking place this week in Bordeaux, France. The advisory comes after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13th.
Media Advisory – Received at 7 AM EST
The Minister of Interior Affairs of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, and the Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, have informed the French Figure Skating Federation (FFSG) that the competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event ”Trophee Eric Bompard 2015” in Bordeaux has to be cancelled due to the state of emergency and national mourning days in France.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has acknowledged the decision.
The International Skating Union and the French Figure Skating Federation express their deepest sympathy to the victims of the despicable terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13.
Currently, there has been no decision by the ISU on how they will handle the Grand Prix Final qualification process since competitors at Trophee Eric Bompard had only completed the short dance/program phase of the event.
As soon as additional information is available, Team IDC will update this article.