Feb 22, 2014

Sotnikova inspired by watching Mao

Newly crowned Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova has revealed that she had been inspired by Mao Asada in her journey toward Winter Games’ gold. Mao’s bid to give Japan a second figure skating gold in Sochi fell foul of her trademark triple Axel jump on ...

Remarks on Asada misconstrued, Mori says

Feb 22, 2014

Remarks on Asada misconstrued, Mori says

Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Friday his remarks about figure skater Mao Asada, who placed a disappointing sixth in the women’s singles competition at the Sochi Games, were taken out of context. Mori, chairman of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic ...

Mori criticizes Asada, draws international fire

Feb 21, 2014

Mori criticizes Asada, draws international fire

Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, the head of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic organizing committee, came under fire Friday after he criticized Japanese figure skater Mao Asada’s performance in the women’s short program at the Sochi Olympics. The two-time world champion finished 16th in Wednesday’s short ...

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Feb 15, 2014

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

by Jack Gallagher

Kim Yu-na participated in her second practice since arriving here at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday. Kim went through her free skate to “Adios Nonino” and worked on several elements during a 45-minute session. The defending Olympic and ...