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Mild weather leaves speed skating championship on thin ice - CBC.ca

Thu Jan 11 2018 6:20pm

CBC.ca

Mild weather leaves speed skating championship on thin ice
CBC.ca
Claire Mallard, 16, says she's been training all year for the provincial speed skating championship in Ottawa. She says the warm weather has meant fewer opportunities to train on the oval. (Marc-André Cossette/CBC). Claire Mallard, 16, has been skating ...

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9 Things to Know About Maame Biney, Team USA's First Black Women's Speed Skater - Cosmopolitan.com

Thu Jan 11 2018 3:53pm

Cosmopolitan.com

9 Things to Know About Maame Biney, Team USA's First Black Women's Speed Skater
Cosmopolitan.com
The only thing cold in Ghana is cold beer," Kweku said. Once she started taking lessons, a coach noticed her talent (for skating fast, in particular) and suggested she try speed skating. 3. She has a great track record. Biney dominated the 500-meter ...

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Canadian speed skater thinks Russians cost him an Olympic spot - CBC.ca

Thu Jan 11 2018 2:46pm

CBC.ca

Canadian speed skater thinks Russians cost him an Olympic spot
CBC.ca
But for one senior member of the team, the announcement meant his Olympic dream was dashed. Will Dutton was left off the squad. The native of Humboldt, Sask., competed in Sochi four years ago before briefly retiring from speed skating, then returning ...
Unbreakable — Josie Morrison of Kamloops, husband Denny faced immense adversity en route to OlympicsKamloops This Week

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African-Americans etched historic mark on U.S. Olympic speed ... - Amsterdam News

Thu Jan 11 2018 12:51pm

Amsterdam News

African-Americans etched historic mark on U.S. Olympic speed ...
Amsterdam News
Speed skating, like most Winter Olympic sports, has long been devoid of sizable representation by African-Americans and people of color.
Olympic Speed Skater Erin Jackson Just Made HistoryCosmopolitan.com
Black Speed Skater Erin Jackson Is Why We're Watching the ...Life & Style Weekly

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Medal favorite Joey Mantia secures spot in Winter Olympics mass start - Newton Daily News

Thu Jan 11 2018 10:59am

Newton Daily News

Medal favorite Joey Mantia secures spot in Winter Olympics mass start
Newton Daily News
The mass start is speedskating's version of a NASCAR race on ice. Foregoing the traditional time-trial format, all entries were on the oval at the same time for the 16-lap, 6,400-meter free-for-all that included four sprint laps. “You never know what's ...
Brian Hansen qualifies for third Olympic speedskating staffKaplan Herald

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Olympic Speed Skater Erin Jackson Just Made History - Cosmopolitan.com

Thu Jan 11 2018 10:11am

Cosmopolitan.com

Olympic Speed Skater Erin Jackson Just Made History
Cosmopolitan.com
Jackson qualified for the 2018 Games in PyeongChang after taking up speed skating FOUR MONTHS AGO. By Shannon Barbour. Jan 11, 2018. Getty. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. The road to the 2018 Winter Olympics keeps getting better, and Team USA ...
African-Americans etched historic mark on US Olympic speed skating teamAmsterdam News
Erin Jackson becomes first African-American woman on US Olympic speed skating teamNBC4i.com
Speed Skater Erin Jackson Is Bringing #BlackGirlMagic to the 2018 Winter Olympics!Life & Style Weekly

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Winter Olympics: Speed skater Lucas Ng thrilled with torchbearer experience - The Straits Times

Thu Jan 11 2018 3:03am

The Straits Times

Winter Olympics: Speed skater Lucas Ng thrilled with torchbearer experience
The Straits Times
Singaporean speed skater Lucas Ng carrying the Winter Olympics torch during the part of the relay held in Incheon, South Korea, on Jan 11, 2018. PHOTO: SAMSUNG. Published. 1 hour ago. More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print Purchase Article ...
Winter Olympics 2018 schedule: Short track speed skating timesFanSided
Fishy tale as Olympic venues face uncertain futureYahoo News
The Olympics Schedule Is Out: Here Are the 5 Events You Won't Want to MissSELF
NBC Chicago -Xinhua -ecns
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First Black Woman Glides Onto US Olympic SpeedSkating Team - Afro American

Wed Jan 10 2018 9:53pm

Afro American

First Black Woman Glides Onto US Olympic SpeedSkating Team
Afro American
She'll head to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in February. Biney's hoping to set a new world record for the women's 500-meter event — the current record, set in 2016 by Elise Christie of Great Britain, is 42.335 seconds ...

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Ocala's own Brittany Bowe makes 2018 winter Olympic speed skating team - WCJB

Wed Jan 10 2018 7:12pm

WCJB

Ocala's own Brittany Bowe makes 2018 winter Olympic speed skating team
WCJB
Brittany Bowe has been competing in the speed skating world since the age of eight. An announcer said, “No one expects her to not make the Olympic team, it's just a matter of how fast she will go." Brittany's mother Debbie Bowe says she's been ...

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Speedskating Morrisons will share the Olympic experience in Pyeongchang - National Post

Wed Jan 10 2018 6:46pm

National Post

Speedskating Morrisons will share the Olympic experience in Pyeongchang
National Post
CALGARY — When speedskater Denny Morrison was in the hospital after his motorcycle crash in 2015, he told nurses the Canadian teammate at his bedside was his future wife. “We weren't even dating yet,” Josie Morrison recalled. Denny Morrison's ...
Denny Morrison comeback story inspires 2018 Canadian Olympic long track speed skating teamGlobalnews.ca
Josie Morrison of Kamloops, husband Denny named to Canadian speed skating team for OlympicsKamloops This Week
Denny Morrison named to Canada's Olympic long track speed skating teamAlaska Highway News
Calgary Sun
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Winnipeg speed skater named to 2018 Olympic team - Globalnews.ca

Wed Jan 10 2018 4:20pm

Globalnews.ca

Winnipeg speed skater named to 2018 Olympic team
Globalnews.ca
Heather Mclean of Winnipeg competes in the women's 1000m race during the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships on Feb 11, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea. Atsushi Tomura / Getty Images. X. - A A +. Listen. Winnipeg long-track speed ...

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Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin front Canada's Olympic long track team - CBC.ca

Wed Jan 10 2018 3:05pm

Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin front Canada's Olympic long track team
CBC.ca
Speed Skating Canada named its 19-member (10 men, nine women) squad on Wednesday in Calgary that will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, led by Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin, Heather McLean and Vincent De Haître, respectively. Some skaters ...

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Crestview speedskater qualifies for Olympics - Crestview News Bulletin

Wed Jan 10 2018 2:45pm

Crestview News Bulletin

Crestview speedskater qualifies for Olympics
Crestview News Bulletin
A return to speedskating paid off after a five-year break — the Crestview native had finally qualified for the Olympics. Manganello secured a spot to the Winter Games with a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials ...

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Speed skater Kramer eyes place in history at PyeongChang 2018 - Olympics

Wed Jan 10 2018 9:19am

Olympics

Speed skater Kramer eyes place in history at PyeongChang 2018
Olympics
Sven Kramer is the most decorated athlete in the history of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (22 medals, including 19 golds) and the World Allround Speed Skating Championships (11 medals, 9 golds). If things go to plan in ...

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Belchos takes spot on Olympic speed skating team on last day of trials - Calgary Sun

Tue Jan 9 2018 10:16pm

Calgary Sun

Belchos takes spot on Olympic speed skating team on last day of trials
Calgary Sun
“Honestly, it's been a stressful few months,” admitted Jordan Belchos on Tuesday. “I've had a lot of decent races. Watching these other guys get the standard, whether we have more than the quota of 10 people … I feel like there's so much watching and ...
Jordan Belchos earns Olympic berth in 10000 m at long track trialsCBC.ca

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Speedskater Erin Jackson tells Jim Rome how she made Olympics after four months on ice - CBSSports.com

Tue Jan 9 2018 4:49pm

CBSSports.com

Speedskater Erin Jackson tells Jim Rome how she made Olympics after four months on ice
CBSSports.com
Erin Jackson has been training on ice for only four months. Four months of insanely dedicated training, to be fair. But four months nonetheless. And the culmination of that four months for Jackson? She has become the first African American long-track ...
Newbie speedskater earns spot on Olympic rosterThe Philadelphia Tribune
First Black Woman On US Olympic Long-Track Skating Team Started Sport Only 4 Months AgoHuffPost

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Newbie speedskater earns spot on Olympic roster - The Philadelphia Tribune

Tue Jan 9 2018 2:05pm

The Philadelphia Tribune

Newbie speedskater earns spot on Olympic roster
The Philadelphia Tribune
Jackson becomes the third African American to make the U.S. speedskating team for the Olympics next month in South Korea. She joins fellow long-tracker Shani Davis and short-tracker Maame Biney, who is originally from Ghana. Bowe and Bergsma had ...
First Black Woman On US Olympic Long-Track Skating Team Started Sport Only 4 Months AgoHuffPost

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Speedskating: Campton Hills resident Kleba falls short of 2018 Olympics, on to next challenge - Kane County Chronicle

Tue Jan 9 2018 1:16pm

Kane County Chronicle

Speedskating: Campton Hills resident Kleba falls short of 2018 Olympics, on to next challenge
Kane County Chronicle
Vying for a spot on the U.S. Mens speedskating team in the Olympics has long been the goal of Kleba, but he'll have to wait to see it come to fruition. The 18-year-old Campton Hills resident Kleba competed in the trials last week in Milwaukee. He ...

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Emery Lehman named team pursuit specialist on US Olympic speed skating team - NBC Olympics

Tue Jan 9 2018 5:11am

NBC Olympics

Emery Lehman named team pursuit specialist on US Olympic speed skating team
NBC Olympics
MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Joey Mantia needed to do to qualify for the mass start in the Olympics was to finish at the U.S. Speedskating trials. He took it a little easy to begin the race Sunday before adrenaline kicked in. The fifth-place finish on Sunday ...
US Olympic speed skating team finalized after trialsOlympicTalk (blog)

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Unification Minister was a talented speed skater in elementary school - The Hankyoreh

Tue Jan 9 2018 3:50am

The Hankyoreh

Unification Minister was a talented speed skater in elementary school
The Hankyoreh
... South Koreans learned that Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, the government's top negotiator at the talks, used to be a speed skater. The Unification Ministry released a black-and-white photograph that had been taken 49 years ago, back when Cho ...

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