Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

Winter Sports May 7, 2020

Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

South Korean Olympic short-track speedskating gold medallist Lim Hyo-jun was convicted Thursday of sexually harassing a fellow male athlete by pulling down his trousers, a Seoul court said. Lim, 23, won the 1500m on home ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang and also ...

Russian speedskating great Viktor Ahn retires due to injuries

Winter Sports Apr 28, 2020

Russian speedskating great Viktor Ahn retires due to injuries

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn on Monday announced his retirement from short-track speedskating, citing several lingering injuries. The South Korean, who switched allegiance to Russia in 2011 and won three gold medals and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, said in a letter ...

Miho Takagi, Tatsuya Shinhama capture first sprint world titles

More Sports Mar 1, 2020

Miho Takagi, Tatsuya Shinhama capture first sprint world titles

Miho Takagi and compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama both won their maiden world sprint championships on Saturday. Takagi, last year's women's runner-up, finished the two-day sprint competition with 148.870 points at Hamar Olympic Hall, while defending champion Nao Kodaira took second with 150.150. Russia's Olga Fatkulina was ...

Japan sets record in team pursuit

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 15, 2020

Japan sets record in team pursuit

The Japan women's trio, sisters Miho and Nana Takagi and Ayano Sato, won the team pursuit in a world-record time on the opening day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships on Friday. The team crossed the finish line at the Utah Olympic ...