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
Julian Zhi Jie Yee of Malaysia placed 6th at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy with a personal best total score of 220.67, qualifying Malaysia’s first-ever spot at a Winter Olympics at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (SP | FS)