USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

| Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics ...

Will Murakami ever realize full potential?

| Jan 9, 2015

Will Murakami ever realize full potential?

It remains one of the great mysteries of Japanese skating. An athlete who seemingly has all of the physical ability and presentation skills to be one of the very best in the world, but can’t get over the final hurdle when it counts. • ...

Hanyu out after surgery

Dec 30, 2014

Hanyu out after surgery

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be hospitalized for two weeks and off the ice for one month following surgery for a bladder problem, the Japan Skating Federation announced on Tuesday. Hanyu, who won his third straight national title on Saturday night in ...

Miyahara rises to occasion, collects first national title

Dec 28, 2014

Miyahara rises to occasion, collects first national title

Satoko Miyahara captured her first major crown in the senior ranks with a clutch performance in the free skate at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Sunday night. The 16-year-old Kyoto native trailed Rika Hongo by just over two points following Saturday’s short ...

Hanyu claims third national title by impressive margin

Dec 28, 2014

Hanyu claims third national title by impressive margin

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu overcame a fall on the opening jump of his free skate to capture his third straight national title at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Saturday night. The 20-year-old star hit the ice on his quadruple salchow, ...