Sakamoto leads Japan sweep at Yokohama Junior Grand Prix

Sep 11, 2016

Sakamoto leads Japan sweep at Yokohama Junior Grand Prix

Kaori Sakamoto led a Japan sweep in the women’s singles at the Yokohama Junior Grand Prix with a stellar free skate on Sunday. Sakamoto topped the podium, with world junior champion Marin Honda taking second and newcomer Mako Yamashita third. Sakamoto, a 16-year-old from ...

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. ...