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Skating


Nagging knee pain forces Takahashi to hang up skates

Former world champion Daisuke Takahashi said yesterday he has decided to retire from competitive figure skating, ending a career that brought Japanese male singles skating to world prominence.“...

October 15, 2014, Wednesday


Japanese star blames booze for scandal

JAPANESE figure skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport. ...

August 23, 2014, Saturday


Japan ex-champ blames booze for sex harassment scandal

JAPANESE figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, ...

August 22, 2014, Friday


Shanghai to host skating worlds

Shanghai will host the first ISU World Figure Skating Championships in China next year, organizers of the event announced yesterday. The event will be staged at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center from March ...

July 30, 2014, Wednesday


Plushenko “approached” by US

TWO-TIME Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko says he was urged to abandon Russia and skate for the United States. The alleged approach was made with “no jokes, no irony,” Plushenko was ...

July 18, 2014, Friday


Asada glides to 3rd world crown

Japan’s Mao Asada competes during the women’s free program en route to winning the gold medal at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, yesterday. It was Asada’s third world title having also won in 2008 and 2010. She finished ahead of Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia and Italy’s Carolina Kostner, the 2012 world champion. European champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy captured the ice dance crown....

March 30, 2014, Sunday


Olympic champ Hanyu takes world title

JAPANESE teenager Yuzuru Hanyu came back with a brilliant free skate yesterday to become the first man in 12 years to win the Olympic and world figure skating titles in the same year. The 19-year-old ...

March 29, 2014, Saturday


Machida upstages Olympic champ Hanyu

JAPAN’S Tatsuki Machida upstaged compatriot and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the short program yesterday to lead the men’s event at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, Japan. The 25-year-old, ...

March 27, 2014, Thursday


Takahashi out injured

Japanese skater Daisuke Takahashi will sit out the figure skating world championships because of an injured right knee. The 27-year-old Takahashi, who finished sixth at the recently-concluded Sochi Olympics, ...

March 6, 2014, Thursday


Kim stoical over Sochi result

South Korea’s Kim Yu-na declined yesterday to be drawn into the heated row over the women’s figure skating competition in Sochi, where many believe she was robbed of a repeat Olympic gold medal. The 2010 ...

February 26, 2014, Wednesday


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