Mao's path to gold difficult, but not impossible

| Feb 18, 2014

Mao's path to gold difficult, but not impossible

Mao Asada returned to practice here on Sunday following several days of training in Yerevan, Armenia. Mao trained for 40 minutes at the Iceberg Skating Palace along with teammates Akiko Suzuki, Kanako Murakami and three other skaters. Mao and Suzuki worked on their free ...

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

| Feb 16, 2014

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

Canada’s Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu. The three-time defending world champion is handling the disappointment remarkably well. “I am lucky I have people and my girlfriend to talk to,” he ...

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Feb 15, 2014

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Kim Yu-na participated in her second practice since arriving here at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday. Kim went through her free skate to “Adios Nonino” and worked on several elements during a 45-minute session. The defending Olympic and ...

Korean star Kim savors last hurrah at Olympics

Feb 14, 2014

Korean star Kim savors last hurrah at Olympics

Defending Olympic and world champion Kim Yu-na arrived here late Wednesday night and had her first practice session on Thursday evening. Kim went through her routine at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace and said she was trying to maintain continuity ...

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the lead after the short program in men’s singles with an absolutely magnificent performance that resulted in a world-record score at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday night. Hanyu skated to “Parisian Walkways” and received a total of 101.45 points, the ...

An inside look at the first week in Sochi

| Feb 13, 2014

An inside look at the first week in Sochi

Some thoughts and observations after a week at the Winter Olympic Games: The Main Press Center and the International Broadcasting Center are massive structures that are connected. Inside the buildings are restaurants, coffee shops, a bank, a cleaners, a pharmacy, a gym, an Internet ...