This is an article in “Sports Nippon” in Japan. Translated from Japanese. 2013 GP Final will be hosted by Japan just before Sochi Olympics. January 14th, 2011 JST As for 2013 GP Final, it was decided that it is hosted ｂｙ Japan in December, 2013 in the season of 2014 Sochi Olympics. In the board of directors in Japan Skating Federation in January 13th, it was reported that it was approved in International Skating Union. The schedule is in December 5th-8th, 2013 and the place for the event is not yet fixed. The hosting in Japan as for the said event is ever since December, 2009 in Tokyo. The venue of this event in 2011 is undecided. As for 2012, Sochi in Russia is regarded as the most likely prospective venue. The article: 2013 GP Final will be hosted ｂｙ Japan just before Sochi Olympics. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2011/01/14/kiji/K20110114000043030.html As for GP Final, it also was hosted by Japan just before 2006 Turin Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics.