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Kyoko and Jason holding a sign made by a fan after the medal ceremony at the 1998 US National Championships. Photo by me.

On February 6th the 1998 Winter Olympic will open in Nagano, Japan. Kyoko and Jason will go into these Olympics as two-time US Pair Champions. This is Kyoko and Jason's second trip to the Olympics.

Best of luck to Kyoko and Jason from all their fans.

February 6th CBS will broadcast the opening ceremonies. February 8th at 8pm JT(6am ET) is the pair's short program. CBS is scheduled to broadcast the event between 8-11 pm (ET).
February 10th at 8pm JT (6am ET) is the pair's free skate. CBS will show this during their 8-11:30 (ET) broadcast. For a complete CBS broadcast schedule, check their website.

The New York Times reports that Kyoko is suffering from a stomach virus. She has been practicing, but is feeling a bit weak.
The Bergen Record reports that Kyoko is over the stomach virus/flu and ready to go!

Kyoko and Jason have drawn to skate 17th out of 20 in the short program. This is after all of the other medal contenders.
Kyoko and Jason skated a clean short program and finished fourth. They skated second to last in the free skate.
Kyoko and Jason had some very minor errors in the free skate. They wound up in FOURTH PLACE .
All in all I think Kyoko and Jason had a successful Olympic experience.


Official Nagano Web Site

Articles about Kyoko and Jason

Bergen Record Article about Kyoko :Bergen County's New Jersey Daily Paper.
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Thanks to Adrian for this picture.