Are fierce moms the driving force behind Japanese figure skating?
February 19th, 2014
We’ve heard about “tiger moms,” but overzealous Japanese mothers may also the driving force behind the success of the figure skaters representing their country at the Olympics. Olympic newcomer Kanako Murakami put it most bluntly, saying that “scary moms” are the reason behind Japan’s achievements in figure skating. The three women representing Japan at Sochi …
Winter Olympics events: which ones ought to be iced?
February 14th, 2014
Let’s face it, only a few million Scandinavians and Canadians care at all about the Winter Olympics, and the Canadians only care about the ice hockey. But all the same, the Winter Olympics take place during … winter, and there’s nothing else on TV, so … let the Games begin! By Roberto De Vido As …
Faces to look for at Sochi: Japan’s Olympic hopefuls
February 7th, 2014
Looking to eclipse their best effort of ten medals won at the Nagano Olympics in 1998, the Japanese team are heading to Sochi with high hopes. While their target may seem overly ambitious to some, they do have a number of top athletes capable of making a big impression in Russia. Here’s a look at …