Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mao Asada to support Fukushima victims

Mao Asada in a charity show

2010 Olympic silver medalist and a two-time World champion Mao Asada yesterday took part in a charity ice show in Nikko city, Prefecture of Tochigi, which was dedicated to the victims of the accident at a Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima.

Russian skating stars bring a piece of Sochi to London Olympics

Russia.Sochi. Park

From July 29th to August 7th, at the 2012 London Olympics, the guests of the Kensington Gardens will have an opportunity to watch a grandiose ice show at Russia.Sochi.Park: “Sochi: Small Stories of a Big City”.

Lubov Iliushechkina finds harmony with new partner Yannick Kocon

Liubov Iliushechkina and Yannick Kocon

According to French online edition Ouest France, a former Russian pair figure skater Lubov Iliushechkina is successfully preparing for the upcoming season with her potentially new partner Yannick Kocon. The possible new French pair team is working in Paris, at La Roche-sur-Yon skating rink under the guidance of a coach Jean-Roland Racle.

Tanja Kolbe and Stefano Caruso teamed up again

Tanja Kolbe and Stefano Caruso

The German ice dance team of Tanja Kolbe and Stefano Caruso teamed up again, German media report. Recall that they split up after the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield, where the duo finished 12th.

Polina Korobeynikova became Master of Sports

Polina Korobeynikova

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko signed an order about awarding a sports title “Master of Sports of the World Class” to a number of Russian national team athletes. Among received this prestigious title is a figure skater Polina Korobeynikova, who has pleasantly surprised many with her magnificent free skating performance at the 2012 Euros.

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