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ISU Judging System

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Piece on How the Judging System Works - 1992 Albertville, Figure Skating

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The ISU Judging System, occasionally referred to as the Code of Points (COP) system, is the scoring system currently used to judge the figure skating disciplines of men's and ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dance, and synchronized skating. It was designed and implemented by the International Skating Union (ISU), the ruling body of the sport. This system of scoring is used in all international competitions sanctioned by the ISU, including the Olympic Games. The ISU Judging System replaced the previous 6.0 system in 2004. This new system was created in response to the 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal, in an attempt to make the scoring system more objective and less vulnerable to abuse.
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    • Scandal and response 

    • Technical details 

    • High scores 

    • Subjectivity 

    • Criticism 

    • Ties 

    • Judge reduction in 2008