Stavanger hosted a leg of the ISU World Cup circuit last season ©Getty Images

Stavanger in Norway will host the rearranged International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Final which was stripped from Russia, it has been announced.

The season-ending event was due to be held in Russian city Chelyabinsk between March 10 and 12, but the ISU announced on December 22 that it would be moved.

This was due to the doping revelations surrounding Russia contained in the second part of the McLaren Report, released in London on December 9.

Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren found that, as part of an alleged state-sponsored scheme, around 1,000 Russians had doping samples manipulated and tampered with between 2011 and 2015 at events including the 2014 Winter and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

Winter sports have been particularly tarnished with governing bodies for bobsleigh and skeleton and biathlon also removing events from Russia.

The ISU concluded that following the "substantial amount of critical evidence and the uncertainty relating to the attendance of the athletes", the "focus of the World Cup would not be on the sport but rather accusations and controversies".

The event was stripped from Russia in December ©Getty Images
The event was stripped from Russia in December ©Getty Images

They added that "during this difficult time and extraordinary circumstances it is prudent not to organise such an ISU Event in Russia at this time and therefore changed its previous position in this respect".

Stavanger has stepped in after Norwegian ISU member Norges Skøyteforbund expressed a willingness to stage the competition, where overall World Cup champions will be crowned.

Action will likely take place at the Sørmarka Arena which hosted a World Cup stage last season, with a shorter schedule of just two days also confirmed.

Competition will take place on March 11 and 12.

Men and women will compete over 500 metres, 1,000m, 1,500m and 5,000m, with mass start, team pursuit and team sprint events for both genders also part of the schedule.