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Brodka beats stars by hair

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating 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

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating 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 the ...

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating 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

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating 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 first ...

Kramer leads Dutch 5,000m sweep

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating Feb 9, 2014

Kramer leads Dutch 5,000m sweep

Sven Kramer got started on his road to Olympic redemption with a rousing performance that drew a royal rave review. The 27-year-old Dutchman blew away the field and defended his title in the men's 5,000 meters Saturday, winning gold with an Olympic-record time of 6 ...

Speedskaters eyeing Sochi payout

Speedskating Feb 2, 2014

Speedskaters eyeing Sochi payout

Keiichiro Nagashima and former world record holder Joji Kato carry Japan's hopes in the men's speedskating competition at the Winter Games, and both have the added incentive of a bumper payout should either of them pick up a gold medal in Sochi. Nagashima and Kato ...