Lipnitskaia hangs up skates at 19 after battling anorexia

Aug 29, 2017

Lipnitskaia hangs up skates at 19 after battling anorexia

Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia has retired at the age of 19 following a battle with anorexia. Lipnitskaia's mother, Daniela, told Russia's Tass news agency on Monday that her daughter informed Russian skating officials of her retirement in April following three months of treatment for ...

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

| Aug 15, 2017

Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team

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Earlier this month veteran skater Daisuke Murakami competed in and won the club competition at the Philadelphia Summer International in Aston, Pennsylvania. That was good news for the 26-year-old Murakami, who missed nearly all of last season with a broken right foot. Murakami, who is ...

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Aug 9, 2017

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu said Tuesday he will be using the soundtrack from the film "Onmyoji" (The Yin-Yang Master) for his free skate program in the 2017-2018 season, including at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Speaking to reporters in Toronto where he is currently training, ...

Uno says he must improve to overtake Hanyu

May 2, 2017

Uno says he must improve to overtake Hanyu

Shoma Uno claimed his first national title, came close to winning the world championships this past season and is likely to be one of the top contenders at the Pyeongchang Olympics next February. But the teenager is taking it one step at a time, saying ...