Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

| Jun 23, 2015

Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

by Jack Gallagher

Three-time world champion Mao Asada’s inclusion in the recently released assignments for the Grand Prix season might have come as a surprise to some, especially after it seemed she would take a more deliberate pace with her comeback, but not Ice Time. Why? Because ...

Mao to return to Grand Prix series: source

Jun 14, 2015

Mao to return to Grand Prix series: source

Three-time world champion Mao Asada has entered this year’s International Skating Union Grand Prix series, an informed source said Saturday. Mao announced on May 18 that she would resume competing this year after sitting out the 2014-15 season. The lineups for this year’s Grand ...

Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

May 18, 2015

Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

In the end, Mao Asada could not give up competitive figure skating. Three-time world champion Mao announced on Monday that she has already started practicing under her coach’s guidance in hopes of returning to competition after a year’s break. “Since I took a break ...

Most read Sports stories of 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Most read Sports stories of 2014

With the exception of shooting star on the tennis court and a questionable ref at the World Cup, much of the big sports news stories  for Japan happened on the ice year. Scandalous outcome: Skating judges steal Kim’s title, hand it to Sotnikova Yuna ...