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Nao Kodaira sets world record in 1,000-meter race

Nao Kodaira set a world record while winning the women's 1,000 meters on the final day of action at a speedskating World Cup meet on Sunday. The 31-year-old sprint specialist clocked 1 minute, 12.09 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval, becoming the first Japanese woman to rewrite the world record for ...

Stepanov: doping culture will take years to change

/ Dec 6, 2017

Stepanov: doping culture will take years to change

Russia's doping "culture" will take years to change, regardless of the nation's ban from the Winter Olympics, whistle-blower Vitaly Stepanov said on Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday after it found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of ...

Sara Takanashi settles for fourth again

/ Dec 3, 2017

Sara Takanashi settles for fourth again

Sara Takanashi missed another chance to set the record for all-time ski jumping World Cup wins at the season-opening women's event in Lillehammer, taking another fourth-place finish on Saturday. Yuki Ito was Japan's best performer, taking third with 249.2 points after jumps of 95 and ...