Thursday 22nd February 2018,

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Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen to Represent Tonight at the Olympics

posted by Randall

Mirai Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu
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The first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics will be back on the ice tonight, joined by her fellow Team USA teammates Bradie Tennell, this year’s U.S. Women’s National Champion, and Karen Chen, the third place finisher.
 
Mirai Nagasu placed second at the championships and won … Read more

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Shib Sibs Skate to a Bronze in Ice Dancing

posted by Randall

Alex & Maia Shibutani

The brother-sister team of Alex and Maia Shibutani came up big Monday to win a bronze medal in the ice dancing competition of the Olympics.

The Shib Sibs, as they are known on social media, were thrilled with their performance, beaming as they finished. The judges agreed, giving them a score of 192.59, a combined … Read more

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Vincent Zhou Makes History at Olympics. Nathan Chen Falls Flat

posted by Randall
Vincent Zhou

Vincent Zhou
Photo by Luu

Vincent Zhou of San Jose became the first skater Thursday night to land a quadruple lutz at an Olympics.

You can watch his performance at SF Gate.

He scored an 84.53 and placed 12th in the preliminary competition going into the finals.

Zhou, 17, says he is pleased with … Read more

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Team USA Medal Hopes Melt on Ice. Look Forward to Next Shot

posted by Randall

 

JR Celski

File Photo JR Celski

Views from the Edge

The race for a medal in Olympic speed skating for men has gone ice cold.

The AAPI men’s speed skaters JR Celski, Aaron Tran and Thomas Hong had early exits in their respective races.

For Celski, 27, it could be the Filipino American’s last chance for … Read more

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Chloe Kim fulfills high expectations, captures gold

posted by Randall

Chloe Kim
Views from the Edge
 
Whatever Chloe Kim is eating, I want some!
 
The 17-year old Californian won a gold medal in the snowboard half-pipe Tuesday. While waiting to compete, she tweeted that she regretted she didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich because she was “hangry.” For those unfamiliar with the term, “hangry” is a … Read more

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‘Eat churros!’ advises teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim

posted by Ed Diokno
ESPN Magazine recently featured Chloe Kim on its cover.


Views from the Edge

Chloe Kim actually qualified for the Olympic team in 2014, but at age 13, she was too young for the competition.

Now, at the ripe old age of 17, she is the heavy gold medal favorite in snowboard half-pipe;  nabbed Visa as

Read more

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Mirai Nagasu Jumps into History

posted by Randall

 

Mirai Nagasu

Team USA celebrates after Mirai Nagasu became the first American to execute a triple axel in Olympic competitioin

Views from the Edge

History was made when Mirai Nagasu did what no other American woman has done before.

Nagasu, 24, became the first U.S. female figure skater — and third woman ever — to nail … Read more

Blogs

Fox Executive Objects to “Darker, Gayer & Different” Team USA at Winter Olympics

posted by Mandy Day
Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen is in contention to win a Gold at the Winter Olympics

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Amidst the excitement surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fox News pulled John Moody’s opinion piece mocking the most diverse Winter Olympic team the United States has ever had. Titled “In Olympics, Read more

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Olympic Ice Dancing Pair Madison Chock and Evan Bates Reveal Romance

posted by Randall

Madison Chock and Evan BatesThe chemistry displayed on the ice by ice dancing veterans Madison Chock and Evan Bates is now more real than ever.

The pair has skated together since 2011, but told Inside Edition they have been officially dating since last year.

“We were always having a blast and we were laughing all the time and just … Read more

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12 Asian Americans on Team USA

posted by Randall
Hailey Langland

Hailey Langland will compete in Snowboard Big-Air at the Winter Olympics.

Views from the Edge

The kids are alright!

At my age, I think it’s OK for me to describe the young Asian American Olympians as kids.

That’s not meant to be an insult or to denigrate the hours upon hours of training they put … Read more

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