• Kristi Yamaguchi Oct 25, 2020

    How Kristi Yamaguchi Is Improving Literacy for Pacific Islander and Latino Kids Amid the Pandemic

    Kristi Yamaguchi has been busy during the pandemic, NBC News reports. The Olympic-figure-skater-turned-philanthropist has been adapting to California’s remote-learning mandate in both her nonprofit work and her personal life. Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation has been working to help increase the time kids spend reading during the coronavirus pandemic. The group provides tablets stocked with digital books, as well as internet access through...

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    Why Don't US Women Medal in Figure Skating Anymore?

    The United States has not had an individual women’s figure skater stand on an Olympic podium since Sasha Cohen won the silver medal in 2006. For a nation that dominated the sport, winning seven of the 12 Olympic medals awarded from 1992-2002, the results have been disappointing. Three experts familiar with the international skating scene said the problems boil down...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Karen Chen Shares Disappointment, Thanks Fans

    Karen Chen was the last U.S. figure skater to make her PyeongChang debut (and her Olympic debut for that matter). A mistake on her opening jump in the short program left her in 10th place going into the free program. Two days later, her free skate also had technical mistakes, and she finished 11th overall. While Team OAR won its...

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    'Shib Sibs' Win Bronze in Ice Dancing; Canada Scores Gold

    Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling, dramatic free skate set to the music of “Moulin Rouge.” Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France will take home the silver medal and Maia and Alex Shibutani...

  • hockey Mar 19, 2018

    How America Can Make a Medal Comeback in Pyeongchang

    The United States has won at least 25 Winter Olympic medals at each of the last four Games. With one week to go in Pyeongchang, the Americans have visited the podium just 10 times and are on pace to post their lowest medal count at Winter Games since 1998.

  • China Apr 9, 2018

    Japan's Hanyu Wins Skating Gold; Chen Finishes 5th

    Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally. He also leaped into the figure skating history books Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952. “Just happy. I can’t say anymore, just happy,” Hanyu said through his...

  • New Jersey Mar 19, 2018

    ‘I Want to Be Like Them': Pride for Asian-American Skaters as They Take to Olympic Ice

    Ten-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion Keita Horiko and his brother have Olympic-size dreams, and when they watch figure skating at the Pyeongchang Games, they’ve got plenty of role models — a history-making U.S. figure skating team where half of the 14 members are Asian-American.

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