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 ...

Suzuki happy to skate for Japan once again

Feb 7, 2014

Suzuki happy to skate for Japan once again

Akiko Suzuki completed her first workout here on Friday morning since arriving for the Sochi Games and took time afterward to reflect on a career that is nearing its end. Suzuki, who won the national title in December, will take the ice in the ...

Hanyu chosen for team competition

Feb 6, 2014

Hanyu chosen for team competition

Grand Prix Final champion Yuzuru Hanyu will represent Japan in the men’s singles portion of the inaugural Olympic Games figure skating team competition, it was revealed on Wednesday. Hanyu, who beat three-time defending world champion Patrick Chan of Canada in the GP Final in ...

Hanyu to skate first for Japan in team event

| Feb 6, 2014

Hanyu to skate first for Japan in team event

Grand Prix Final champion Yuzuru Hanyu will represent Japan in the men’s singles portion of the inaugural Olympic Games figure skating team competition it was revealed on Wednesday. Hanyu, who beat three-time defending world champion Patrick Chan of Canada in the GP Final in ...

Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

Feb 2, 2014

Japan ousts Canada in Davis Cup tie

Japan clinched its Davis Cup first-round tie with Canada 3-1 on Sunday when Canada No. 1 Frank Dancevic was forced to default his reverse singles match against Japan No. 1 Kei Nishikori due to injury. Nishikori was leading 6-2, 1-0 indoors on the hardcourt ...

Japan takes control in doubles

Feb 1, 2014

Japan takes control in doubles

Japan took a 2-1 lead over Canada with a four-set victory (6-3 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4) in doubles on Saturday in their Davis Cup World Group first-round match. Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Yasutaka Uchiyama relied on their speed and agility to defeat their taller ...