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/ / Feb 13, 2014

Russian ski jumper OK after training crash

A Russian team official says ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin was not seriously injured in a dramatic training crash on the large hill and was underdoing further examination by doctors. Marina Kalinina of the Russian ski jumping and Nordic combined federation told The Associated Press that ...

Local citizens support Takanashi

/ / Feb 12, 2014

Local citizens support Takanashi

Hometown supporters of ski jumper Sara Takanashi were putting on a brave face Wednesday after the local youngster, who was seen as a definite gold in Sochi, Russia, missed out on the medals entirely by placing fourth overall. In her hometown of Kamikawa, Hokkaido, some ...

Four Japanese jumpers reach final

/ / Feb 9, 2014

Four Japanese jumpers reach final

Japan had a good day in Saturday's ski jumping qualifying and will send its full complement of four men into the Sochi Olympics' normal hill competition. Reruhi Shimizu, Taku Takeuchi and Yuta Watase each advanced to Sunday's final along with Japan Olympic captain Noriaki Kasai, ...