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  • Sven Kramer sets Olympic record in men's 5,000-meter speedskating

    Sven Kramer sets Olympic record in men's 5,000-meter speedskating
    SOCHI, Russia — Sven Kramer of the Netherlands set an Olympic record and defended his title in the men's 5,000 meters Saturday, winning gold with a time of 6 minutes, 10.76 seconds. With the king, queen and prime minister of his country cheering...
  • Sochi Olympics: Netherlands wins gold in men's team pursuit

    Sochi Olympics: Netherlands wins gold in men's team pursuit
    The Netherlands claimed its 22nd speedskating medal of the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, beating South Korea in the final of men's team pursuit with an Olympic record time. The Koreans actually led early in the eight-lap race and were down by only 0.38...
  • Sochi Olympics: Jorrit Bergsma wins men's 10,000-meter speedskating

    Sochi Olympics: Jorrit Bergsma wins men's 10,000-meter speedskating
    SOCHI, Russia — Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record and led another Dutch speedskating sweep Tuesday, winning the 10,000 meters with an upset of countryman Sven Kramer. Kramer wanted this gold more than any other after giving away the longest...
  • Sochi Olympics: Dutch sweep 500-meter men's speedskating

    Sochi Olympics: Dutch sweep 500-meter men's speedskating
    SOCHI, Russia — Everyone expected Olympic success from the Dutch speedskaters. But this much — and this soon? The Netherlands has claimed every men's speedskating medal handed out in Sochi, following its 1-2-3 finish in the 5,000 meters...
  • Speedskating: Men's 5,000

    Speedskating: Men's 5,000
    When: Feb. 8. Best of the U.S.: Jonathan Kuck didn't finish lower than eighth this season. Best of the rest: World record-holder Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, the sport's top long-distance skater, won gold in 2010 and silver in 2006. U.S....
  • Urbana's Kuck skates to bronze at world meet

    Urbana's Kuck skates to bronze at world meet
    Urbana's Jonathan Kuck won his first medal ever at the World Single Distance Championships by taking third place in Friday's 5,000 meters at Heerenveen, the Netherlands. With a time of 6 minutes, 16.28 seconds, Kuck was behind Dutch skaters Sven Kramer...
  • Speedskater Sven Kramer of the Netherlands wins gold medal in 5,000 meters

     
    Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer won the gold medal in the men's 5,000 meters at the Olympic Oval. The 23-year-old pre-race favorite set an Olympic record of 6 minutes, 14.60, six hundredths of a second better than Jochem Uytdehaage's record set......
  • Sven Kramer sets Olympic record but is then disqualified in men's 10,000-meter speedskating

     
    Sven Kramer of the Netherlands set an Olympic record in men's 10,000-meter speedskating Tuesday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. And it never happened, officially. The superstar Dutch distance skater finished in 12:54.50, but committed a lane change...
  • Speedskating: U.S. advances to finals of men's team pursuit, semifinals of women's team pursuit

     
    Chad Hedrick is guaranteed a fifth Olympic medal, leading the United States to an upset win over Sven Kramer and the powerful Dutch in the men's team pursuit at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday. Hedrick skated with Brian Hansen......
  • U.S. speedskater takes lead in world all-around championships

     
    With a surprising win in Saturday's 1,500 meters, speedskater Jonathan Kuck of Champaign, Ill., moved into the overall lead after three of the four races at the world all-around championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Kuck, 20, a University of...
  • 2010 Winter Olympics: Sven Kramer asks NBC reporter, 'Are you stupid?'

     
    Olympian Sven Kramer was none too happy with an NBC affiliate reporter asking him to identify himself in their interview....