'No regrets' as Mao bids farewell

Apr 12, 2017

'No regrets' as Mao bids farewell

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Mao Asada graciously answered every question she was asked during a news conference on Wednesday, her first public appearance since announcing her retirement from figure skating two days earlier in a post on her blog. Speaking in a large ballroom at a Tokyo hotel, in ...

Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Apr 11, 2017

Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Fans across the nation expressed shock Monday night after hearing beloved figure skater Mao Asada, the 26-year-old long-time face of Japanese figure skating, was retiring as a competitor. "I'll never forget how she won a silver medal in the (2010) Vancouver Olympics," said 19-year-old university ...

Apr 5, 2017

Hanyu, Uno to compete at World Team Trophy

World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno will take to the ice for Japan at the upcoming World Team Trophy in Tokyo, the Japan Skating Federation said Wednesday. Hanyu and Uno finished one-two at last week's world figure skating championships in Helsinki. Hanyu ...