Dec 23, 2016

Russia loses biathlon, speedskating events over doping

Russia has lost biathlon and speedskating events it was due to host this winter following allegations it ran a vast state-sponsored doping scheme. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren’s final report has prompted Western athletes to campaign for boycotts in several winter sports in ...

Dec 5, 2016

Takagi wins 1,500 speed skating gold

Miho Takagi won the women’s 1,500 meters in an ISU World Cup speed skating event on Sunday as Japan claimed nine podium finishes in the three-day competition in the Kazakhstan capital. Takagi, who also won the women’s 1,000 and team pursuit on Saturday, crossed ...

Feb 15, 2016

Takagi grabs speedskating bronze in women's mass start

Miho Takagi wrapped up the speedskating world single distances championships by taking third in the women’s mass start on Sunday. Takagi, who struck out in her four other races at the meet, finished behind winner Ivanie Blondin of Canada and South Korea’s Kim Bo-reum ...

Japanese speedskaters miss medal as Dutch beat all comers

Feb 23, 2014

Japanese speedskaters miss medal as Dutch beat all comers

Japan missed out on a medal in women’s speedskating team pursuit on Saturday at the Sochi Olympics. Japan, which won the silver medal four years ago at the Vancouver Games, was defeated by host Russia in the bronze-medal race, while the Netherlands won gold, ...

Feb 22, 2014

Park picks up third medal in Sochi

Park Seung-hi of South Korea won Olympic gold in women’s 1,000 meter short track, giving her a third medal at the Sochi Games. Park took over the lead from American Jessica Smith early in the race Friday night and stayed in front the rest ...

Feb 15, 2014

U.S. speedskating team dumps cutting-edge suits

The U.S. speedskating team is dumping the suits that were touted as the fastest in the world. Under Armour’s senior vice president of innovation, Kevin Haley, said that the American team has received permission from the International Skating Union to switch back to its ...

Li skates clear of pile-up, captures 500m gold

Feb 13, 2014

Li skates clear of pile-up, captures 500m gold

China’s Li Jianrou steered clear of a three-skater pile-up to sprint to gold in the women’s 500-meter short track at the Winter Olympics on Thursday. Two-time defending champion Wang Meng missed the Sochi Games after breaking her ankle, but Li ensured the title stayed ...

Lee wins gold in women's 500 meters

Feb 12, 2014

Lee wins gold in women's 500 meters

Lee Sang-hwa burst off the line with a flawless start. She built up speed with each stride on the front straightway — her arms swinging powerfully, her body low to the ice. By the time Lee came around the final turn, the gold medal ...

Feb 9, 2014

Kato, Nagashima hit the ice before 500 sprint

Speedskating medal hopefuls Joji Kato and Keiichiro Nagashima on Sunday tested the ice ahead of the men’s 500-meter sprint. “I’m trying to stay aware of my surroundings to control my nerves,” said the former world-record holder Kato, who looked relaxed as he approached South ...