Japan juniors impress with medal haul at worlds

| Mar 10, 2015

Japan juniors impress with medal haul at worlds

It was another week of great success for Japan at the recent world junior championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The Hinomaru came away with three of the six singles medals on offer thanks to Shoma Uno (gold), Sota Yamamoto (bronze) and Wakaba Higuchi (bronze). Uno ...

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. • ...