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South Korean Skater Yuna Kim Begins Olympic Title Defense

The women's Olympic figure skating competition begins with the short program Wednesday in Sochi, as South Korea's Yuna Kim tries to become the first back-to-back champion in the event since 1988. Her competition includes 2010 silver medalist Mao Asada from Japan, and 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia, who emerged as a star last week helping host Russia win gold in the first-ever team competition. Athletes are competing for medals in eight events Wednesday, including the...

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