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Nov 15, 2014

Japan women place second in team pursuit

Japan’s women finished runner-up to the Netherlands in the team pursuit at the season-opening World Cup meet on Saturday night. Japan, which was fourth in the event at the Sochi Olympics in February, clocked 3 minutes, 4.78 seconds to place second at Hokkaido Tokachi ...

May 20, 2014

JSF hires new speedskating coach

The Japan Skating Federation’s board of directors on Monday decided on American Ryan Shimabukuro as a head coach with the national speedskating team. Shimabukuro had been a coach with the U.S. national team up until last season. Shimabukuro will principally be in charge of ...

Ski jumper Kasai hopes to compete until he's 50

Apr 4, 2014

Ski jumper Kasai hopes to compete until he's 50

Noriaki Kasai who won a pair of medals at February’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games, said Friday he wants to continue jumping until he’s 50. The 41-year-old Kasai, who this year became the oldest winner on the men’s World Cup circuit, told a news conference ...

Five-time Olympian Uemura retires in upbeat mood

Apr 1, 2014

Five-time Olympian Uemura retires in upbeat mood

Freestyle moguls skier Aiko Uemura, who narrowly missed out on an elusive medal in her fifth consecutive Winter Games in Sochi in February, said she was able to enjoy a “happy career” at her retirement news conference on Tuesday. “I was able to compete ...

Mar 27, 2014

Uemura signs off with victory

Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura signed off in style Thursday by winning her last competitive event before she calls time on her career. The 34-year-old Uemura, who won the overall World Cup crown during the 2007-2008 season, won her eighth moguls title and first in ...

Mar 26, 2014

Freestyle skier Uemura set to retire

Freestyle moguls skier Aiko Uemura will retire at the end of the season, informed sources said Wednesday. Uemura, 34, who won the overall World Cup crown during the 2007-2008 season, is scheduled to announce her retirement at a press conference next Tuesday. The Hyogo ...

Mar 24, 2014

Kasai fifth in last meet of season

Sochi Olympic double medalist Noriaki Kasai had to settle for fifth place in the men’s individual large hill ski jump at the season-ending World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia, on Sunday. Kasai, who won the men’s silver medal in the large hill and the ...

Mar 23, 2014

Takanashi grabs 15th World Cup title

Sara Takanashi won her seventh consecutive women’s ski jumping World Cup event on Saturday and her 15th of the season. The 17-year-old Takanashi, who had already clinched her second straight overall World Cup title, had leaps of 135 and 132.5 meters on Planicia’s K-125 ...

Hirscher captures third straight overall World Cup crown

Mar 16, 2014

Hirscher captures third straight overall World Cup crown

Marcel Hirscher and Ted Ligety ensured the standout Austria and United States teams both emerged winners on a thrilling Saturday at Alpine skiing’s World Cup finals. Hirscher scored enough points by finishing fourth in a dramatic giant slalom to clinch the sport’s most prestigious ...

Mar 16, 2014

Strong winds deny Kasai shot at title

Sochi Olympic silver medalist Noriaki Kasai finished fourth at the ski flying world championships after strong winds cancelled the second day of competition on Saturday. Kasai was seeking to win the event for the first time in 22 years, but his standing from the ...