Sakamoto leads strong showing by juniors in France

| Sep 2, 2016

Sakamoto leads strong showing by juniors in France

Japanese skaters began the Junior Grand Prix season with encouraging results at the opening event last weekend in St. Gervais, France. Japan took home half of the six singles medals on offer, with Russia claiming the other three. Kaori Sakamoto, who has really blossomed ...

Sochi scandal could see Kim end up with gold

| Jul 22, 2016

Sochi scandal could see Kim end up with gold

Could Yuna Kim be awarded the Olympic gold medal from the Sochi Games after all? Given the shocking evidence produced this week in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s McLaren Report, it is a fair question. Just to review, Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova was awarded the gold ...

Mao mystery finally solved eight years later

| May 10, 2016

Mao mystery finally solved eight years later

In January 2008 Mao Asada suddenly split from coach Rafael Arutunian after 16 months of working together. It was a move made without warning or explanation, and left a great many in the skating community scratching their heads over the reason behind the decision. ...

'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 ...