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Vancouver brings in the Zamboni!

Vancouver organizers are bringing in a new ice resurfacing machine to try to fix the problems that have dogged the long track speedskating events at the Richmond Olympic Oval. And that machine will be a Zamboni. The machine at Richmond...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 16, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Speedskating , Vancouver 2010  
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Canada fails Ice Prep 101

What's the world coming to when the Daytona Speedway can't pave a track and the Canadians can't prep ice? Did the pasta-makers malfunction in Turin? Did the Chinese run out of chopsticks in Beijing? It's a world gone mad. Ice...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 15, 2010; 11:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Speedskating , Vancouver 2010  
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Shani Davis won't skate five events in Vancouver

Shani Davis, who became the first black athlete to win a Winter Olympics individual gold at the 2006 Turin Games, will not skate in the 10,000-meter event in the Vancouver Olympics next month. Davis -- who will be favored for...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 27, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Speedskating , Vancouver 2010  
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German speedskater Pechstein loses appeal

Five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein won't be winning another gold medal in Vancouver. The 37-year-old German lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal to lift her two-year competition ban for blood doping. Pechstein is Germany's most successful Winter...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 26, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Doping , Speedskating , Vancouver 2010  
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Davis Wins 1,500 Meters

From the Associated Press: Shani Davis of the United States edged Dutchmen Stefan Groothuis and Mark Tuitkert to win the 1,500-meter race at a World Cup meet Friday in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The Olympic champion won in 1 minute, 45.23 seconds,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 14, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Long Track Team Named

US Speedskating has named its long track World Cup teams after weekend competition in West Alis, Wis. Women 500 meters: 1. Elli Ochowicz (Waukesha, WI) 2. Jennifer Rodriguez (Miami, FL) 3. Heather Richardson (High Point, NC) 4. Lauren Cholewinski (...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 27, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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