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Sochi recap: Short-track speedskating, women’s relay

South Korea won a thriller ahead of China, and then it didn’t really matter because China was disqualified anyway. That’s short track. In the early heats of two individual events, two Canadian favorites unfortunately crashed out, but the ...

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Sochi recap: Short-track, men’s 1,000 meters

That’s Olympic short-track. Another good day to toss out that phrase, with two favorites down in the quarterfinals. And do you think South Korea regrets keeping Hyun-Soo Ahn out of the 2010 Olympics and letting him slip away to Russia … ...

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2014 medal projections: Short-track speedskating

Updated Jan. 21 with Wang Meng injury Short-track is a little less about times and more about who makes the last pass and remains upright. World Championships actually compile “overall” results that reward consistency. No such luck in the...

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Monday Myriad: Ligety Ligety Ligety

Let’s rush out this wrapup before the power runs out: Alpine skiing: The time it takes you to read this sentence is Ted Ligety’s margin of victory (2.75 seconds) in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on the big glacier in …...

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Monday Myriad: Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

That’s a Jethro Tull reference. Would you prefer Avril Lavigne? Some skater boys did pretty well over the weekend. Short-track: A lot of world records fell over the weekend at the World Cup opener in Calgary, and J.R. Celski came up … C...

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Season preview: Short-track speedskating

From the grace, artistry and predictability of figure skating, we turn to the wild world of short-track speedskating. Figure skating may be in the hands of the judges, but short-track skating is often in the hands of the refs, who … Continue r...

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