As far as I know, Mao Asada is not officially involving in PyrongChang Olympic at all. We are wondering why, however, it doesn’t matter so much, because we can feel her existence in these Olympic fugue skating competitions.
We know many younger skaters, including Russian genius girls, were motivated by her and devoted themselves for figure skating. She had encouraged and developed many talents by her artistic performance and attitude with athlete spirit.
Actually presentations on the Olympic rink are full of homages to Mao Asada. I expect Satoko Miyahara’s “Madam Butterfly”. Her program is original for herself, however, I believe it is also attribute for Mao’s Butterfly, which we desired to see on this Olympic rink.
I believe Mao will restart the life as an artist soon, because she is already the best artist who can impress the world even by her absence.