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The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “Team Brian” about figure skating coach Brian Orser’s experiences teaching Olympic and world champions Yuzuru Hanyu and Yuna Kim.

Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist for Canada, discusses the challenges he faced in dealing with the different personalities of Hanyu and Kim, along with many other subjects in the book.

The 254-page tome was co-written by veteran skating journalist Yoshie Noguchi and two-time Olympian and coach Yutaka Higuchi and published by Kodansha.

The book covers the Sochi Olympics, where Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win the gold medal, and the conflict Orser felt at denying his native Canada its first gold in the event.

Several photos are included showing Orser’s interaction with Hanyu as well as shots from Orser’s life and competitive career.

To enter the drawing for the books, please send an email with your name and address to: sports@japantimes.co.jp with “Team Brian” entered in the subject line.

The contest is open to both domestic and overseas readers.

* Entries have now closed.

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