Both sport and art, Figure Skating takes place on ice or a hard surface called synthetic ice. This sport is very popular in North America, Europe, and Asia, and is undoubtedly the only sport with more female fans than male.
Swiss Timing and Figure Skating
The former judging system was set up in 1905, and coined 6.0. Widely criticized notably during a scandal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City (USA), a new judging system called CoP (Code of Points), developed by Swiss Timing in close cooperation with ISU, was set up for all ISU competitions from 2004 to 2009, and used at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin (ITA). In constant use, the system continued to evolve and effectively prevented all score manipulation. During the Sochi Winter Olympics (RUS) in 2014, Swiss Timing broadcasted scores on television in real time as the judges gave their decisions.
Scope of Swiss Timing services
Here, too, Swiss Timing uses a variety of different means to broadcast results. There is, of course, the handling of judges' scores, the printing of all results and other statistics, and the scoreboards for both the public and the athletes. Each TV or radio commentator has a CIS (Commentator Information System) screen that provides direct and permanent access to all results. The same results are broadcasted live on the Internet. For further information, please click on the links below.
- Public & specific scoreboards
- On-venue results (OVR)
- Commentator information system (CIS)
- TV graphics