Tag Archives: Han Yan

2015 Worlds: Goodbye, Shanghai!

Late as it might be, and with the 2015/2016 skating season already on track, we are bringing you the joy, the colors of the Gala in Shanghai. We’re in Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, on March…

The men’s event at 2015 Worlds: when stars collide

A summary of the men’s competition at 2015 Worlds will be, at least at this moment in time, utterly futile; everyone knows by now the history of Spanish figure skating is no longer deprived of…

2015 Worlds: glimpses from the men’s practice in Shanghai

With the heat wave we’ve been struggling this summer, it might be a good idea to travel – even if only in our minds – into a cooler, chillier space; let’s say an ice rink,…

So what do we learn out of the accident involving Yuzuru Hanyu and Han Yan?

Writing or talking about figure skating, we, the sports journalists, tend to use too often (and too easy) the word “drama” and its variations, commonly referring to the way the skaters enter their roles during…

Thank you, Japan

Take my word for it: this has been one of the best editions of the World Championships ever – a wonderful venue, an incredible audience and plenty of memorable moments to choose from. And, of…