Monthly Archives: December 2013

South Korea Nationals: the final test for Yuna Kim before the Olympics

“D-Day 04!!! Countdown to Korean Nationals! Yuna’s final tune-up event before the Sochi Olympics” – on the facebook account of All That Yuna, someone’s counting the days till the beginning of the National Championships. And…

Who will represent Russia in the men’s event at the Olympics, still a mystery

Even after the Russian Nationals, hosted this week by the Iceberg Palace in Sochi, this particular question remains unanswered. And most likely it will remain this way until the end of the Europeans in Budapest,…

What a wonderful team Japan has assembled for Sochi

Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida, Daisuke Takahashi (Men); Akiko Suzuki, Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami (Ladies); Cathy Reed & Chris Reed (Ice Dance); Narumi Takahashi & Ryuichi Kihara (Pairs). Just look at these names and the incredible…

Waiting for the official announcement of the Japan Skating Federation: “The three Olympic berths in the men’s event go to…”

A lot of hearts were broken today, during the men’s free skating at the Japanese Nationals – and Daisuke Takahashi himself couldn’t help but crying after his routine; he cried with sorrow, with frustration, not…

The fight for the Olympic gold in Sochi, still open

Two months before the Olympics, the Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka proved there isn’t such a thing as already decided winners of the Olympic gold medals in Sochi: the competition showed that Patrick Chan, on…