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Ahn skates to more glory for Russia

Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a Russian hero.Ahn clapped as he crossed the finish line after leading Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay. His countrymen applauded right back, cheering the speedy skater who delivered the nation’s first medals ...

/ Feb 21, 2014

Japan speedskaters eye team medal

Having won silver in the women’s team pursuit four years ago, Japan’s speedskaters will look to match or better that when the event kicks off on Friday.The Japan team of Maki Tabata, who was among the silver skaters in Vancouver, Nana Takagi, Ayaka Kikuchi ...

Brodka beats stars by hair

/ / Feb 16, 2014

Brodka beats stars by hair

One of the closest races in Olympic speedskating history came down to a final lunge of the skate — then a few more agonizing seconds to figure out who won.Zbigniew Brodka knocked off all the favorites in the 1,500 meters Saturday, capturing Poland’s first ...

Ahn collects second medal on short track

/ / Feb 15, 2014

Ahn collects second medal on short track

Speedskater Viktor Ahn of Russia won the gold medal in men’s 1,000 short track, with teammate Vladimir Grigorev taking the silver.The mostly Russian crowd at Iceberg Skating Palace erupted as Ahn and Grigorev crossed the finish line Saturday. Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands claimed ...

/ / Feb 14, 2014

Kodaira left trailing in Zhang's wake

Nao Kodaira could only manage 13th place for the best finish among Japanese speedskaters as China’s Zhang Hong strutted away for her first Olympic gold medal in the women’s 1,000 meters on Thursday.Zhang took off flying and never looked back en route to clocking ...

Groothuis stuns 1,000 favorite Davis

/ / Feb 13, 2014

Groothuis stuns 1,000 favorite Davis

For the Dutch, another gold medal at the speedskating oval.For Shani Davis, a stunning defeat. Davis’ shot at Olympic history ended Wednesday at Adler Arena when Stefan Groothuis won gold for the Netherlands in the 1,000 meters, dashing the American’s hopes of becoming the ...