An unhappy parent is alleged to have filed a complaint with the Japan Skating Federation over the treatment of their child, according to a magazine story.
Regardless of what the actual truth is, Hotaka Yamakawa has suffered damage to his reputation and embarrassed the Lions with his actions.
"I truly feel that what I have done in practice always translates into the competition," Kaori Sakamoto said, describing her dedication to her craft.
The retired athletes say Japan's skating officials should focus on improving the competitive environment and increase support for ice dance and pairs.
Teenager Naoki Rossi talks about the challenges of becoming an elite skater, his skating inspiration, his bicultural upbringing and much more.
With strong performances at the World Team Trophy and world championships, the South Korean standouts have displayed their abilities and raised expectations.
The Americans earned a 25-point margin of victory in the World Team Trophy, doing well in most categories and topped by a great performance in pairs.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates earn the ice dance title, helping Team USA take a big lead over South Korea heading into the final day of...
Ice dance world champs Madison Chock and Evan Bates finish first in the rhythm dance at the World Team Trophy. Ilia Malinin holds the lead in...
In preparation for the World Team Trophy, Kaori Sakamoto, owner of back-to-back world titles, spent extra time working on her spins at center ice.
Led by current world champions in men's and women's singles and pairs, Japan is vying to win the World Team Trophy for the third time.
What resonates most from the world championships is Shoma Uno's determination, Kaori Sakamoto's speed and the continued growth of Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara.