Feb 19, 2014

Plushenko hints at a comeback

Russian figure skating icon Evgeni Plushenko said on Tuesday he did not rule out competing in a fifth Olympic Games, after announcing his retirement when he withdrew from the individual competition last week. Plushenko said on a prime time chat show on Russian television ...

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

| Feb 16, 2014

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

by Jack Gallagher

Canada’s Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu. The three-time defending world champion is handling the disappointment remarkably well. “I am lucky I have people and my girlfriend to talk to,” he ...

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Feb 15, 2014

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

by Jack Gallagher

Kim Yu-na participated in her second practice since arriving here at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday. Kim went through her free skate to “Adios Nonino” and worked on several elements during a 45-minute session. The defending Olympic and ...

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

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 ...

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

| Feb 13, 2014

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

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 ...

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

Feb 11, 2014

Struggling Takahashi running out of time

by Jack Gallagher

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 ...