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Figure Skating - 14. March 2008.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2008

The 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships will open in the Scandinavium Arena in
Gothenburg, Sweden, on March 18. A record number of 203 skaters/couples from 48 ISU members have been entered for the World Championships. Puerto Rico is represented for the first time at ISU World Championships with one entry in the Ladies division. Following a decision of the 51st Ordinary Congress of the ISU in June 2006, no Qualifying Rounds will be skated.

All single skaters will compete in the Short Program, and the top 24 will proceed to the Free Skating. The World Championships return to Sweden for the first time in 32 years. Gothenburg hast hosted World Championships once before in 1976. Overall, Sweden has hosted World Championships seven times before in Stockholm in 1947, 1934, 1922, 1909, 1905, 1901 and 1897.

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