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‘I am Yang Yang (A)’: Olympic icon inspires youth

YANG Yang went from being an ordinary little girl in northeast China to a short track world champion who broke China’s gold drought at the Winter Olympics. Last Friday she gave an inspiring talk to hundreds ...

May 8, 2018, Tuesday

Revitalizing a Chinese figure skating dream

LIKE many other Chinese born in the 1960s, a figure skater surnamed Bao has the popular given name of Zhenhua, literally meaning to revitalize China. She was lucky enough to witness the historic moment ...

May 6, 2018, Sunday

Ice speed skater Zhang receives IOC honor for services to sport

“A big turning point and an absolutely extraordinary day,” said China’s speed skater Zhang Hong after being elected onto the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission in Pyeongchang, South ...

March 10, 2018, Saturday

Chinese-American figure skater wins praise for heroic efforts

TRUE maturity and sportsmanship doesn’t necessarily guarantee winning. It’s also about picking oneself up, finding the courage to face a daunting setback and rising like a phoenix from the ashes of defeat. ...

March 3, 2018, Saturday

Russians shine on the ice in Pyeongchang, but Chinese optimistic for Beijing

THE women’s figure skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was all about Russia’s athletes, who shone in the Gangneung Ice Arena and wrapped up the top two places in single skating yesterday. Rising ...

February 24, 2018, Saturday

Fernandez ice dream to skate Spain to its 1st Olympic podium

IT was still dark on a cold December morning when Javier Fernandez arrived for practice at a modest rink. Only a few local skaters were at the venue in Valdemoro, a small suburb some 30 kilometers south ...

January 28, 2018, Sunday

Dope ban for speed skater

China’s Winter Olympic preparations were thrown into turmoil after it banned a speed skater for two years for failing a drugs test, the second such case in quick succession....

January 9, 2018, Tuesday

Injury-hit champ Hanyu faces race to fitness

DEFENDING Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu said yesterday that a slow recovery from his injuries is preventing him from resuming practice, with less than two months until the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. ...

December 15, 2017, Friday

Bloemen, Kodaira marks

CANADIAN Ted-Jan Bloemen and Japan’s Nao Kodaira set world records in winning the men’s 5,000 meters and women’s 1,000 on Sunday at the speedskating World Cup event in Kearns, Utah. Dutch-born Bloemen ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday

Shanghai Trophy tickets

Tickets for the 2017 ISU Shanghai Trophy and the ISU World Cup Short Track Shanghai are now sale, organizers announced yesterday....

September 22, 2017, Friday


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