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    Japan representative for Sochi Olympics will have a personal practice base in Armenia

    This is an article in "Sports Nippon" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Japan representative for Sochi Olympics will have a personal practice base in Armenia
    May 29th, 2013

    On May 29th, it found that Japan Skating Federation (JSF) chose metropolitan Yerevan in Armenia as the personal practice base where the Japanese National Team make players practise before and during the period of the event of the Sochi Olympics.

    According to the person concerned of JSF, there is a plan which they have a training camp for the certified athletes, such as Mao Asada (Chukyo University), Daisuke Takahashi (Kansai University), at the beginning of September, too, and they will confirm the intention of the said players.

    They considered Russia of the host country of Olympics and Turkey of the vicinity of Sochi, too, as the candidate site, but the following reason seems to have become a decisive factor.

    (1) There is no time difference between Sochi, and the climate is similar to Sochi.
    (2) There is a convenient as an hour and a half by airplane.
    (3) The condition of ice is close to the quality of the venue of the Olympics.

    It became a pending problem to secure the place for the training camp, because there is the 9days to the Ladies short program from the end of the team event which is adopted for the first time.

    In Turin Olympics in 2006, the Japan Olympic Committee ( JOC ) prepared a forward base at Courmayeur in Italy which is near the French border. In Vancouver Olympic in 2010, JSF secured a rink at the city suburbs.

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    Japan representative for Sochi Olympics will have a personal practice base in Armenia
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new...005905530.html

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    Thanks! Here's a short article in English from this past February that was posted in the Japanese skating news thread: http://sport.news.am/eng/news/19938/...-olympics.html
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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