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 ...

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

| Feb 13, 2014

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

Yuzuru Hanyu has impressed skating analysts with his performance in the short program in the team event and his official practices since arriving in Sochi. How much? Enough that several, including 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek of the United States, believe the Sendai native ...

Ski jump favorite Takanashi fails to land medal

Feb 12, 2014

Ski jump favorite Takanashi fails to land medal

Sara Takanashi, the favorite for the gold medal in the inaugural Olympic women’s normal hill ski jump on Tuesday night, was kept off the podium after a disappointing effort at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. After winning 10 of the 13 World Cup events ...

Loss to Russia eliminates Japan from medal contention

Feb 12, 2014

Loss to Russia eliminates Japan from medal contention

Japan’s hopes for a spot in the quarterfinals of the women’s hockey tournament were dashed with a 2-1 loss to host Russia in a preliminary-round game at Shayba Arena on Tuesday night. The result moved both Russia and Sweden in the quarters, while Japan ...

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

Feb 11, 2014

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

One day after revealing that he was still having trouble with his injured right knee, Daisuke Takahashi went through an uneven practice on Tuesday at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace. Takahashi worked out for 30 minutes with compatriots Yuzuru Hanyu ...