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ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix Final postponed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

The ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix Final, scheduled to take place Dec. 9-12 in Osaka, Japan has been postponed due to the travel restrictions and quarantine requirements as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, Japan announced a ban on all nonresident foreigners, including business travelers, international students and foreign workers, from entering the country. That ban went into effect on Nov. 30, and was in response to the new omicron variant.

In a press release from the ISU, the organization says “the Japanese Skating Federation and Local Organizing Committee tried their best to find solutions, but ultimately concluded that, regrettably, they are unable to organized and hold the event as planned.”

The ISU says it will look at possibly trying to hold the event at the end of the season and will “take a decision as soon as possible.”