Japan's women's hockey team is having way too much fun
FEB 11, 2014 4:30p ET
Some teams demand intense workouts and laser-like focus when it comes to the Olympics.
Japan's women's hockey team, which has been nicknamed "Smile Japan," is trying a more relaxed approach.
But don't count them out just yet. They were a surprise qualifier for the Winter Games but have managed to hold their opponents to one goal wins in their first two losses in Sochi. They even scored their first Olympic goal in 16 years against Russia -- on a knucklepuck, no less.
And really, who wouldn't want to use a few moments of her only practice on the Olympic rink to ensure photographic proof of making it to the Winter Games?
Japan's next game is against Germany on Thursday. And although the team doesn't have a chance at a medal, with the way it’s playing, getting a win is a definite possibility.