Japan at the Vancouver Olympics

As the third day of the Vancouver Olympics ends, Japan remains without medals. On the first day the Japanese team entered the Opening Ceremony full of smiles and waving both Japanese and Canadian flags. On the second and third day the highest ranking Japanese athlete was Aiko Uemura, who placed fourth in Ladies’ Moguls.

In tears after the event, Aiko Uemura, could only help but wonder to reporters, “Why do I keep climbing up one rank by one rank?” She had finished 5th in Turin in 2006, 6th in Salt Lake City in 2002, and 7th in Nagano in 1998.

Read the rest of the story: Japan in the Vancouver Olympics – first three days

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