figure skating

Hit figure skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice jumping to theaters in 2019! First teaser image released

This should be welcome news if you’ve been waiting for more animated skating action from Yuri and the gang! 

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu gets … his own line of Xylitol chewing gum!

If you’ve ever wondered what flavor gum the two-time Olympic gold medalist favors, you now have the answer! 

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Russia’s gold medal-winning skater gets a dog from Japan, picks an unusual Japanese name for it

Alina Zagitova wants to give her new Akita Inu a name that means “victory,” but there’s one thing she might be overlooking.

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Japan’s silver medalist figure skater has no time for love because he’s busy playing video games

With an Olympic medal on his resume, Shoma Uno says he’d like to enter a video game tournament.

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Figure skating, shogi prove real life can beat anime feats

In a long-standing debate, some people posit life imitates art more often than art imitates life.

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Controversy as journalist asks Olympic broadcasters to stop saying “Japanese people are amazing”

Call for more balanced language following gold and silver medals for Japanese figure skaters runs into strong backlash.

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Taiwanese ice skating fans come to the rescue when power blacks out during skaters’ performance

What do you do when the power goes out during your favorite sport? Bust out your cellphone, of course!

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Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva swaps her Sailor Moon outfit for a traditional kimono in Kyoto

The anime-loving skater thrills everyone off the ice as she walks the streets of Kyoto in traditional attire.

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir skates to music from anime Yuri!!! on Ice【Video】

Hit anime series continues winning over figures from the world of professional skating.

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Figure skating anime hit Yuri!!! on Ice set to heat up theaters with all-new movie

Producers seem committed to keeping the story going, not just making an easy cash grab.

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Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva skates to anime theme dressed as Sailor Moon

Professional skater recreates Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence on the ice in Tokyo.

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Life imitates (anime) art as Evgenia Medvedeva gets a Yuri!!! on Ice present from fan【Video】

Who needs a bouquet of roses when you can get a nod to this season’s biggest sports anime hit?

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A figure skating anime is suddenly boosting Chanel sales, and not everyone is happy

The luxury fashion brand owes a few thanks to a popular new anime which focuses on competitive men’s figure skating.

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Hot guys on ice! Original figure skating anime Yuri On Ice premieres this October!

Handsome 2-D young men twirling and jumping in body-tight sparkly suits? Of course we’re looking forward to it.

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Russian figure skating champion who loves Sailor Moon wows Japanese fans, then meets author

Move over Mao Asada, this 16-year-old figure skating superstar is stealing the hearts of Japanese fans.

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu to make on-screen acting debut as samurai lord!

He’s handsome, talented and an Olympic gold medalist. And now, Yuzuru Hanyu will be making his screen debut as a samurai lord in the Edo period!

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Japan’s cats are figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s biggest fans【Pics】

We all know that Japan loves cats. But what do Japan’s cats love? If these photos are anything to go by, the answer is simple: figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu.

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Adelina Sotnikova’s Facebook page plastered with photoshopped hate mail

Adelina Sotnikova’s gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will no doubt be remembered as one of the most controversial wins in recent Olympic history. Despite the Russian putting on a dazzling performance, many felt that South Korea’s Yuna Kim deserved the win and that it was only through some decidedly suspicious voting on the part of the judges that Sotnikova was able to claim the first prize.

Since the event, the internet masses have been more than vocal on the issue, but this week Sotnikova’s own public Facebook page has been plastered with angry comments – mostly but not all from users with Korean usernames – and decidedly unflattering pictures of the skater’s face merged with that of animated ogre Shrek, who is shown as wanted for the theft of a gold medal, and photoshopped images of her standing in second place on the winner’s podium while Yuna Kim takes first.

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Russia’s “Emperor of Ice” Evgeni Plushenko thanks Japanese fan, shares thoughts on Yuzuru Hanyu

Japan just can’t seem to get enough of Russian figure skaters. It’s nothing new, either. In fact, 2002 Olympic champion Alexei Yagudin published his autobiography in Japan before in his home country! Yesterday, we shared with you some fan art dedicated to 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya, who even displayed a piece on her personal social media site. Today, Japanese netizens are gushing over megastar Evgeni Plushenko, affectionately dubbed “Puru-sama” in Japan. Although he ended up withdrawing from the men’s singles event during the Sochi Games, he did help his country win the team event earlier in the week, and has a stack of medals to his name won in previous years’ Games.

But now that he has officially retired from the sport, many people are wondering where life will take Puru-sama next. Could there be a future in coaching for him? It looks like it could be a legitimate possibility after he praised newly-crowned Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu and responded to a Japanese fan’s tweet a couple of days ago. 

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Korean broadcast asserts Yuna Kim’s gold medalist status at Sochi Olympics with cheeky subtitle

Mention the Winter Olympics or figure skating to any South Korean this week and they’ll likely respond with a scowl or a shake of the head. After an almost completely flawless performance at Sochi, 23-year-old figure skater and darling of South Korea Yuna Kim looked sure to claim the gold, but when the judges presented their scores for her performance, which came to a total of 219.11, the stadium erupted with cheers from Russian spectators who knew that the top medal would instead go to their own Adelina Sotnikova, who scored just five points more.

But the official scores don’t seem to matter much in Yuna Kim’s native South Korea, since one broadcaster pretty much just awarded her a gold medal anyway.

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