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 ...

Feb 10, 2014

Mori meets with media at Olympics

Yoshiro Mori, the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee president and former prime minister, faced some tough questions from the international media at a news conference on Sunday morning at the Main Media Center for the Sochi Games. One reporter wanted to know ...

Team event good concept, but could be even better

| Feb 10, 2014

Team event good concept, but could be even better

The inaugural Olympic team skating event, which Russia won on Sunday night, appears to have been a great success. The new concept was well received by both fans and media. Japan finished a disappointing fifth following subpar performances by Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki and ...

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

Feb 10, 2014

Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent

Daisuke Takahashi revealed at a news conference on Monday that he has still not completely recovered from the training injury he suffered in November. “My right knee is not 100 percent,” Takahashi said in a session at the Main Press Center here. “I have ...