Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is the only Mario game that has ever received a logo in Russian (despite Nintendo of Russia releasing official translated versions since 2011), which is fitting considering the fact that it is the only Mario game where the plot takes place entirely in Russia.
The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
In the Men’s event three-time and reigning Four Continents Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) is aiming for a fourth title, but has to expect strong competition. Chan (seasons best 279.72 points) will face current Olympic and ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN/seasons best 301.47 points), ISU Grand Prix Final silver medalist Nathan Chen (USA/seasons best 282.85 points) as well as ISU Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Shoma Uno (JPN/seasons best 285.07 points) and 2016 World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN/seasons best 278.54 points). Other contenders include two-time Four Continents bronze medalist Han Yan (CHN), 2017 Universiade silver medalist Keiji Tanaka (JPN) and Jason Brown (USA).
Schedule: Friday, February 17: Men’s Short Program, Sunday, January 19: Men’s Free Skating, Exhibition Gala
Architecture firm Penda and engineering firm Arup have teamed up to undertake the ambitious goal of redesigning the suspension bridge, with their newly commissioned project to build the San Shan Bridge in China. The bridge will be completed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, and will span across the Gui River connecting Beijing’s city center to Zhangjiakou.
Princess Peach ~ Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
“Peach is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Although kidnapped many times by Bowser, Peach is going toe-to-toe with the other competitors in the Olympic Winter Games. Nimble and graceful, she has the unique Mid-Air Float ability and the Princess Dash ability that allows her to join in the competition with graceful technique.”
Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. She and partner Jill Brakken won the inagural women’s two-person bobsled event.
1996 - Singer Dorothy Maynor dies
Concert singer Dorothy Maynor dies (1910-1996)
1992 - John Singleton, Director
John Singleton,the first African American director to be nominated for the Academy Award is nominated for best director and best screenplay for his first film Boyz N the Hood.
1942 - Tuskegee Airmen initiated
The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II.
1940 - Smokey Robinson born
Soul singer William “Smokey” Robinson born in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson’s first singing group was the Miracles which he formed in 1955 while still in high school. The group’s first success came in 1960 with the hit, “Shop Around.”
1919 - Pan-African Congress Meeting
Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met a Grand Hotel, Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa form sixteen countries and colonies. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named secretary.
The 4 Continents Figure Skating Competition (4CC) is happening this weekend!
Here is the broadcasting schedule as listed on the NBC Website:
(**All times are in EST)
Check your local listings for times and channels
The event is being held at the same rink the Olympic Winter Games will be holding their figure skating competitions, so all the Olympic Hopefuls are heading there to give the rink a test run. This is super exciting because among the athletes skating are some of our favorites!
Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Nathan Chen, Karen Chen, Patrick Chan, Boyang Jin, Jason Brown, the Shibutanis, and so many more!