Jun 28, 2014

Hanyu to compete at Cup of China

Men’s Olympic and world championship gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has entered the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy in this year’s ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Series, the International Skating Union announced Friday. Hanyu, who also won the Grand Prix Final last year ...

May 23, 2014

Plushenko resumes training after back surgery

Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko has returned to training after announcing his retirement earlier this year due to injury. The 31-year-old Russian withdrew from the men’s figure skating short program at the Sochi Olympics in February due to a long-running back ...

Mao to take year off from skating

May 19, 2014

Mao to take year off from skating

Figure skater Mao Asada will take a season off from competitive skating and says there is a 50 percent chance she will return to the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mao said she is mentally and physically tired and wants a chance ...

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Apr 26, 2014

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Sochi Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday was honored in a parade in his hometown, with some 92,000 people gathering to see the event. Hanyu, the first Japanese to win a gold medal in the men’s singles Olympic competition, waved to ...

Apr 16, 2014

Turin Olympic gold medalist Arakawa pregnant

Shizuka Arakawa, who won the women’s figure skating gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics, announced Wednesday that she is three months into a pregnancy. The 32-year-old Arakawa posted a note on her official website explaining her desire to take a break from performing ...