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Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
First woman to land quad at Games, Kamila Valieva fulfills dream of glory
The 15-year-old on Monday became the first woman to land quadruple jumps at the Olympics, helping the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to its second gold medal in Beijing.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
China gushes over Su Yiming and Eileen Gu, but Zhu Yi mocking rolls on
The 19-year-old fell on the ice and finished last, triggering a fierce backlash on Chinese social media that critiqued her performance.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
Rivals and new faces shine as Yuzuru Hanyu misses mark
Hanyu's potential third straight Olympic gold may be in doubt after Nathan Chen walked out of the Capital Indoor Arena as the clear leader in a talented pack.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
U.S. figure skater Vincent Zhou withdraws from Beijing after positive COVID test
A tearful Zhou, who finished sixth at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, delivered the news in a five-minute Instagram video.
Japan Times
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Feb 8, 2022
Japan loses chance at medal as disqualifications mar ski jumping mixed event
The final placings seemed almost an afterthought after a night of mayhem that featured disqualifications, widespread fury and confusion among the sport's heavyweight nations.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
Beijing wanted the Winter Olympics. All it needed was snow.
The secret of winter sports is that many competitions take place on artificial snow. China's water-scarce capital had to go to enormous lengths to make enough of it.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Beijing Games' outdoor events take place a world away in chilly Zhangjiakou
Compared with the world of glass, pavement and concrete surrounding competitions in central Beijing, Zhangjiakou is a bubble of an entirely different nature.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Miho Takagi takes silver in 1,500-meter speedskating
Speed skating great Ireen Wust swept around the Beijing oval in a time of 1 minute and 53.28 seconds to claim her sixth Olympic gold medal.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Yuzuru Hanyu hits ice for first practice in Beijing
The two-time reigning Olympic champion is preparing to skate in the men's short program on Tuesday and free skate on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Japanese ski jumping legends celebrate Ryoyu Kobayashi's golden achievement
'It's a gold medal that marks the start of a new page in history, different from my generation,' said 1998 Nagano gold medalist Masahiko Harada.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
South Korean skater questions refereeing decisions after China wins mixed team relay
South Korean short track speedskater Kwak Yoon-gy has questioned the fairness of the refereeing at the Beijing Olympics after China claimed the gold medal in the mixed team relay in chaotic circumstances.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Kaori Sakamoto helps Japan secure bronze in Olympic figure skating team event
Sakamoto scored 148.66 and earned nine team points with an assured performance featuring a double axel and seven triple jumps.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
China accused of ignoring hockey player's human rights as isolation complaints grow
Several Games participants have complained about the isolation conditions, as well as the confusing procedures around being allowed to leave.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Ryoyu Kobayashi soars to earn Japan's first gold of Beijing Olympics
The medal was Japan's first on the normal hill since Kazuyoshi Funaki captured silver in Nagano in 1998, and the first gold since Yukio Kasaya in Sapporo 50 years ago.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Swedish Olympic speed skater Van der Poel ends Dutch monopoly in men's 5,000 meter
Sweden's Nils van der Poel stormed to victory in Olympic speed skating with a record time of six minutes 08.84 seconds.
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JAPAN
Feb 6, 2022
Japan's star figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu tops Games' mascot in popularity
On Weibo, the phrase 'The time for Hanyu to compete is set' was number one by Sunday evening, with fawning fans pouring out their admiration for the 'Ice Prince.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Yuma Kagiyama lifts Japan into third place in figure skating team event
Kagiyama became just the third person to ever score above 200 in the free skate, joining back-to-back Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and U.S. star Nathan Chen.
Japan Times
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Feb 6, 2022
Sara Takanashi unsure about future after Olympic letdown in Beijing
'But after coming to terms with my result, I don't understand my role in the sport anymore.'
Japan Times
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Feb 6, 2022
Resilient Ikuma Horishima earns measure of redemption with bronze medal
'I had mixed feelings, though. I was the one who messed up (at the start), but at the same time, I felt I'd achieved something great.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Smile Japan cruises past Denmark to take step toward Olympic quarterfinals
'It was a game that gives one the feeling that we've developed,' said Japan head coach Yuji Iizuka, whose team is now in good position to reach its first Olympic quarterfinal.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?