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 ...

Japan falls to Sweden in women's ice hockey opener

Feb 9, 2014

Japan falls to Sweden in women's ice hockey opener

Japan’s bid for a medal in women’s hockey got off to a slow start with a 1-0 loss to Sweden in their opening preliminary-round game at Shayba Arena on Sunday. Sweden scored the game’s only goal in the opening period on a power play ...

Teenager Takanashi determined to claim gold medal

Feb 9, 2014

Teenager Takanashi determined to claim gold medal

Ski jump star Sara Takanashi took part in her second training session on the normal hill Sunday at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre and said she wishes she could better familiarize herself with the venue. “I would like to have more time to adjust ...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Mori faces media scrutiny

Feb 9, 2014

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Mori faces media scrutiny

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 ...

Takanashi enjoying Olympic experience in Sochi

Feb 9, 2014

Takanashi enjoying Olympic experience in Sochi

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi was upbeat following her first official training session at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre on Saturday. Takanashi, who leads the World Cup standings this season, is considered the favorite to win the gold medal in the normal hill competition on ...

Uemura reflects on Olympic career

Feb 8, 2014

Uemura reflects on Olympic career

Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura, who advanced through the qualifying round in moguls on Thursday to make Saturday’s finals, is cherishing what will likely be her final shot at Olympic glory. The 34-year-old Uemura, who is competing in her fifth consecutive Olympics, finished seventh in ...