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Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher is the sports editor of The Japan Times. Named a top 10 columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work in 2004, he has been a sports journalist in Japan for more than 15 years. He has covered numerous events both domestically and internationally, including the Super Bowl, World Cup and Olympics. He was previously an executive in public relations in both the NBA and NFL Europe. He is a native of San Jose, Calif., and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

For Jack Gallagher's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Bogus in Boston' robs Miyahara of medal

| Apr 5, 2016

'Bogus in Boston' robs Miyahara of medal

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That was the feeling Ice Time had after watching the world championships in Boston unfold last week. Every time figure skating tries to take a step forward, it inevitably moves backward. Just over two ...

Hanyu, Miyahara go for double gold at worlds

| Mar 29, 2016

Hanyu, Miyahara go for double gold at worlds

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be looking to regain his title at the world championships this week in Boston after narrowly losing it last year to Spain’s Javier Fernandez following a physically calamitous campaign. Hanyu has been in great form this season, setting six ...

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds

Mar 25, 2016

Nagasu added to U.S. team for worlds

Mirai Nagasu will represent the United States in the upcoming world championships in Boston, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Wednesday. Nagasu, the 2008 U.S. champion, will replace the injured Polina Edmunds. Nagasu, who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was an alternate for ...

Honda joins select group with win at world juniors

| Mar 22, 2016

Honda joins select group with win at world juniors

The depth of Japan’s skating prowess was on full display at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, over the weekend, where Marin Honda, Wakaba Higuchi and Yuna Shiraiwa took three of top four places in the women’s competition. Honda, a 14-year-old from Kyoto, ...

Miyahara primed for a run at first world title

| Feb 23, 2016

Miyahara primed for a run at first world title

Before the recent Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Satoko Miyahara said she was “tired of finishing second at international events.” Staying true to her words, the reigning world silver medalist tore off two personal best performances on the way to her first major international ...

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

| Feb 2, 2016

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

World champion Javier Fernandez made history last week when he won his fourth consecutive European title in Bratislava. In accomplishing the feat the Spaniard became the first skater since Czechoslovakia’s Ondrej Nepela in 1972 to capture the Euro crown four straight times. The late ...