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2014

Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Feb 13, 2014
An inside look at the first week in Sochi
Some thoughts and observations after a week at the Winter Olympic Games:
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 13, 2014
Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold
Yuzuru Hanyu has impressed skating analysts with his performance in the short program in the team event and his official practices since arriving in Sochi.
EDITORIALS
Feb 13, 2014
Pork-filled supplementary budget
The Diet's passage last week of a ¥5.465 trillion supplementary budget for fiscal 2013 is deceptive as it includes items that an expert panel had recommended eliminated from the fiscal 2014 budget last fall because they were deemed wasteful.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2014
Watabe nabs silver in Nordic combined normal hill event
Akito Watabe captured the silver medal in the Nordic combined men's normal hill event on Wednesday with a strong effort in the 10-km cross country race.
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2014
Okada qualifies for women's halfpipe semis
Rana Okada reached the semifinals after the qualification round of the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Sochi Games on Wednesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2014
Ski jump favorite Takanashi fails to land medal
Sara Takanashi, the favorite for the gold medal in the inaugural Olympic women's normal hill ski jump on Tuesday night, was kept off the podium after a disappointing effort at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Struggling Takahashi running out of time
One day after revealing that he was still having trouble with his injured right knee, Daisuke Takahashi went through an uneven practice on Tuesday at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Japan women's curling team falls to South Korea
Japan suffered a 12-7 defeat to South Korea in its opening round-robin match in the women's curling competition at the Sochi Games on Tuesday.
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Hirano advances to men's halfpipe final
Ayumu Hirano set the pace with a sterling first run in the men’s halfpipe on Tuesday to qualify for the final.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Watabe brothers assigned to Nordic combined individual hill competition
Nordic combined medal hopeful Akito Watabe, his brother Yoshito, Taihei Kato and Hideaki Nagai, will represent Japan in the individual normal hill competition on Wednesday, coach Shuhei Narita said Tuesday.
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Spokeswoman Bird to name adopted puppy Sochi
Amanda Bird, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton spokeswoman, is seeking to adopt a puppy from a shelter established by aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska in the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Takanashi in good spirits ahead of Olympic women's ski jumping competition
Sara Takanashi goes through another training session late Monday on the normal hill at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre and says she's in top form ahead of Tuesday night's event.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Japan off to slow start in Sochi
It's still early at 2014 Winter Olympics, but for Japan, Sochi is looking more like a repeat of the 2006 Torino Games than the 2010 Vancouver Olympics so far.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / ICE TIME
Feb 10, 2014
Team event good concept, but could be even better
The inaugural Olympic team skating event, which Russia won on Sunday night, appears to have been a great success. The new concept was well received by both fans and media.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2014
Takahashi admits knee is not 100 percent
Daisuke Takahashi revealed at a news conference on Monday that he has still not completely recovered from the training injury he suffered in November.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2014
Olympic breakthrough eludes Uemura again in bittersweet finale
When freestyle skier Aiko Uemura banged out the fastest time on her third and last run in the women's moguls final, the tears that welled up behind her goggles told a story of what she had hoped would be her crowning glory.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2014
Teenager Takanashi determined to claim gold medal
Ski jump star Sara Takanashi took part in her second training session on the normal hill Sunday at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre and said she wishes she could better familiarize herself with the venue.
OLYMPICS
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.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 9, 2014
In Sochi, a backlash against the backlash emerges
As the sport got under way in earnest in Sochi on Friday, and the first medals were won, the tide of public opinion in Russia and the world began to turn, slowly.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2014
Fourth-place Uemura narrowly misses medal again
Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura suffered more heartbreak on Saturday as she finished fourth for the second Olympics in a row in the women's moguls at the Sochi Games.

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