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Sochi recap: Speedskating, women’s 1500 meters

Date: 16 – Feb Sport: Speedskating Event:Women’s 1500m SportsMyriad projections: Ireen Wüst (Netherlands), Lotte van Beek, (Netherlands), Bronze: Brittany Bowe (USA) Medalists: Jorien Ter Mors (Netherlands), Irene Wüst (Netherlands...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 13

Anyone else beginning to think US Speedskating’s super suits aren’t so super? Apparently. And speedskating is the event responsible for the biggest changes from the original projections. It accounts for most of the USA’s drop, and i...

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Sochi recap: Speedskating, men’s 1,000 meters

Two-time defending Olympic champion Shani Davis never got in gear, and neither did most of the other favorites on a puzzling day at the speedskating oval. The Netherlands picked up two more medals, with gold for Stefan Groothuis. The winner … ...

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Sochi recap: Speedskating, women’s 500 meters

Russia’s Olga Fatkulina delivered a crowd-pleasing silver, Margot Boer extended the Dutch success with a bronze, but defending champion Sang-Hwa Lee beat everyone. We mean everyone. Her second heat was an Olympic record 37.28 — impressive...

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Sochi recap: Speedskating, men’s 500 meters

A Dutch sweep, with the Mulder twins taking two of the three medal places. Date: 10-Feb Sport: Speedskating Event: Men’s 500 meters Medalists: Michel Mulder 69.312 (Netherlands), Jan Smeekens 69.324 (Netherlands), Ronald Mulder 69.46 (Netherla...

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Sochi recap: Speedskating, women’s 3,000 meters

Date: 9 – Feb Sport: Speedskating Event: Women’s 3,000 meters Medalists: Irene Wüst 4:00:34 (Netherlands), Martina Sablikova 4:01:95 (Czech Republic), Olga Graf 4:03:47 (Russia) SportsMyriad projections: Martina Sablikova (Czech Repub...

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Sochi Recap: Speedskating, men’s 500 meters

The Orange Country (The Netherlands) had a clean sweep of the 5000m speed skating today. Sochi saw Sven Kramer prove his mettle by winning the contest back to back. Clocking 6.10.76 seconds, he broke his own Olympic record to achieve the … Co...

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2014 medal projections: Speedskating

Updated Jan. 21 Some sports run World Cup events right up until the Olympics. Not speedskating. Four World Cup events wrapped up by early December, then two more after Sochi. That’s why these projections have 2013-14 World Cup data rather &hell...

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