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 ...

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 ...

Feb 12, 2014

Trankov, Volosozhar dazzle in pairs short program

Maxim Trankov patted the ice, then kissed his hand. This home rink has been very good to Russian figure skaters so far at the Sochi Games. Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar, the reigning world champions, mesmerized their countrymen and the judges Tuesday in their victorious ...

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 ...

Hanyu chosen for team competition

Feb 6, 2014

Hanyu chosen for team competition

by Jack Gallagher

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, Machida begin preparations in Sochi

Feb 4, 2014

Hanyu, Machida begin preparations in Sochi

National and Grand Prix Final men’s champion Yuzuru Hanyu and teammate Tatsuki Machida got in their first practice on Tuesday ahead of the Sochi Games. Hanyu, who traveled to Russia from Canada, where he trains, did not attempt any quadruple jumps at the practice ...