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Feb 26, 2018
South Korean newspapers praise speedskaters Nao Kodaira and Lee Sang-hwa
Nao Kodaira beat South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa to win the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics women's 500 meter speedskating event.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 24, 2018
Nana Takagi zooms to gold in women's mass start final
Japan's Nana Takagi won the gold medal in the women's mass start final at Gangneung Oval on Saturday night.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 22, 2018
Wu Dajing victorious in men's short-track 500 meters
Wu Dajing clocked a world record on Thursday en route to winning short-track speedskating men's 500 meters for China's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2018
Who to watch on Tuesday, Day 5 of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
10 a.m. Snowboard, women’s halfpipe final: Haruna Matsumoto and Sena Tomita have advanced to the final. Matsumoto placed third in Monday's heat with 84.25 points while Tomita was seventh with 66.75 points.
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Feb 5, 2018
Nao Kodaira vows to win gold for late friend
Speedskating star Nao Kodaira has vowed to strike gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics as a tribute to her late friend and former teammate Miyako Sumiyoshi.
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OLYMPICS
Dec 30, 2017
Nao Kodaira, Miho Takagi are among 16 named to Japan speedskating squad for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi were among the 16 speedskaters named to the Winter Olympic team by the Japan Skating Federation on Saturday, after the final races of Japan's qualifying meet.
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Dec 28, 2017
Miho Takagi takes second in women's 1,000 meters at Olympic qualifying event in Nagano
Miho Takagi is practically guaranteed a third Olympic berth after finishing second in the women's 1,000 meters at a qualifying meet on Thursday.
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Dec 27, 2017
Arisa Go punches ticket to Winter Olympics
Arisa Go earned herself a spot on Japan's Pyeongchang Winter Olympic team by finishing behind World Cup sensation Nao Kodaira, who had already secured her ticket, in the women's 500 meters at a qualifying meet on Wednesday.
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Dec 10, 2017
Miho Takagi wins women's 1,500 meters at World Cup
Miho Takagi won the women's 1,500-meter race Saturday in the World Cup speed skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval, while compatriot Nao Kodaira stayed unbeaten in the women's 500 meters.
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Dec 4, 2017
Nao Kodaira wins speedskating World Cup 500 meters in national-record time
Reigning world sprint champion Nao Kodaira rewrote her own Japanese national record Sunday while winning the women's 500 meters at a speedskating World Cup meet.
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Dec 2, 2017
Miho Takagi sets national record with 3,000-meter triumph in World Cup meet
Miho Takagi became the first Japanese speedskater to win the women's 3,000 meters title at a World Cup on Friday.
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Nov 19, 2017
Nao Kodaira zooms to 20th consecutive victory at 500 meters
Nao Kodaira continued her imperious form over 500 meters with her 15th career World Cup victory, and 20th straight overall, at the distance on Saturday.
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Nov 13, 2017
Nao Kodaira completes successful weekend with 1,000 win
Nao Kodaira won three of four individual events she entered in the season-opening round of the speedskating World Cup, finishing off the weekend with a victory in the women's 1,000 meters on Sunday.
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Nov 12, 2017
Miho Takagi wins first 1,500 meters race of World Cup speedskating season
Miho Takagi won the season's first World Cup women's 1,500-meter race on Saturday, while compatriots Nao Kodaira and Ayano Sato claimed titles in the women's 500-meter race and women's mass start, respectively.
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Nov 11, 2017
Japan women set team pursuit world record at Speedskating World Cup
Japan triumphed in the women's team pursuit event at the Speedskating World Cup on Friday, setting a world record by 0.02 seconds.
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Aug 10, 2017
Olympic speedskating medalist Nagashima to retire after season
Keiichiro Nagashima, silver medalist in the men's 500-meter speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, said Thursday he plans to retire at the end of the upcoming season.
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Mar 23, 2017
JSF maintains support for Hachinohe to host 2020 speed skating worlds
The Japan Skating Federation reiterated its support Thursday for the city of Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, to host the 2020 speed skating world championships — even if the tournament merges with the world sprint speed skating championships that year.
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Mar 9, 2017
Former Olympic speedskating medalist Miyabe, 48, passes away
Yukinori Miyabe, bronze medalist in the speedskating men's 1,000 meters at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, died Tuesday, according to a source close to the skater. He was 48.
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Mar 6, 2017
Takagi ends Japan's medal drought at all-around speedskating worlds
Miho Takagi became the first Japanese speedskater in 17 years to win a medal at the world all-around championships when she captured the bronze on Sunday.
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Jan 30, 2017
Speedskater Hasegawa logs career-best fourth
Tsubasa Hasegawa barely missed the podium when he finished a career-best fourth in the men's 500 meters at a World Cup speedskating event in Germany on Sunday.

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