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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Feb 22, 2014
Tokyo 2020: only as old as the medalists you field
The motto of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is 'Discover Tomorrow,' which organizers hope will help distract sport fanatics from the reality of Japan being the fastest-aging country in the world.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2014
Takeuchi seeks second medal
Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, who took the silver medal in the women's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games on Wednesday, hopes to grab another medal in Saturday's parallel slalom, despite a patchy history in the event.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 21, 2014
Scandalous outcome: Skating judges steal Kim's title, hand it to Sotnikova
Yuna Kim got robbed on Thursday night. Plain and simple.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2014
Sotnikova stuns Kim to win Olympic gold in Sochi
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova pulled off an upset of epic proportions by defeating Yuna Kim for the gold medal at the Sochi Games on Thursday night at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 20, 2014
Kim leads after short program in Sochi; miscues put Mao in 16th
Defending Olympic and world champion Yuna Kim took a narrow lead after the short program at the Sochi Games on Wednesday night with an exquisite performance.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 20, 2014
Takeuchi settles for silver in women's parallel giant slalom
Tomoka Takeuchi captured the silver medal in the women's parallel giant slalom snowboard event at the Sochi Games on Wednesday afternoon.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 19, 2014
Kim primed for shot at second gold
Yuna Kim went through another seemingly effortless practice on Tuesday afternoon at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2014
Pussy Riot members released after detainment in Sochi
Pussy Riot protest band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were detained on Tuesday in connection with a theft in the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi, less than two months after their release from prison under an amnesty.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2014
Bronze medalist Takeuchi battling autoimmune disorder
Taku Takeuchi, who won a bronze medal in the team ski jumping competition Monday at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been competing while struggling with a rare disease.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2014
Defeat to Sweden ends Japan's curling dream
The Japan women's curling team bowed out of the Sochi Games on Monday after losing its final round-robin match 8-4 against Sweden, which moves on to the playoffs along with Canada, Britain and Switzerland.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2014
Kasai leads way as Japan takes bronze in large hill team jump
Japan captured the bronze medal in the large hill team jump at the Sochi Games on Monday night.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2014
Japan's women stay in contention for curling medal
The Japan women's curling team defeated China 8-5 on Monday, the final day of round-robin play, to remain alive for a berth in the semifinals.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 17, 2014
What to make of a president who'd rather crack the whip
President Vladimir Putin wants a strong sovereign and prosperous Russia, but he believes that Russians are incapable of deciding for themselves and need a shepherd with a whip — an almighty autocrat.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 16, 2014
Canada's Chan dignified in defeat
Canada's Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2014
Long wait ends as Kasai takes silver medal in large hill jump
Noriaki Kasai put years of frustration behind him by capturing the silver medal in the invidual large hill jump at the Sochi Games on Saturday night.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 15, 2014
Olympic champion Hanyu embraces role as hero to millions
It was not as majestic as it could have been, but the morning after the reality is that Yuzuru Hanyu is the Olympic champion.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2014
Hanyu wins Japan's first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics
Yuzuru Hanyu becomes first Japanese man to capture the Olympic gold in figure skating.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2014
Korean star Kim savors last hurrah at Olympics
Defending Olympic and world champion Kim Yu-na arrived here late Wednesday night and had her first practice session on Thursday evening.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2014
Ski jumper Takanashi receives applause upon return to Narita aiport
Despite failing to meet golden aspirations and expectations at the Sochi Winter Olympics, 17-year-old women's ski jumper Sara Takanashi received a warm welcome Friday, when she returned to Japan.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2014
Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold
Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the lead after the short program in men's singles with an absolutely magnificent performance that resulted in a world-record score at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday night.

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