olympics http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/225/all en NC, a Hotbed of Olympic Speedskating http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating <p><a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/olympics/article200521424.html">North Carolina becomes a hotbed of Olympic speedskating</a></p><p>William Douglas, McClatchy News Service, February 16, 2018</p><blockquote><p>The U.S. Olympic speedskating team at the 2018 Winter Olympics has a North Carolina accent.<br /><br />Long track skater Heather Bergsma and short track coach Anthony Barthell hail from High Point, N.C., while long tracker Kimani Griffin is from Winston-Salem.<br /><br />The Tar Heel State isn’t known as a hotbed for ice sports. But the state has a reputation as a mecca for inline skating, which has increasingly become a key supplier of talent for the U.S. ice speedskating program.</p></blockquote><p>There's quite a lot in this piece about the High Point Speed and Piedmont Speed skating teams and their impact on ice speed skating at the current Olympic games.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC Guilford County NC High Point NC inline skating long track ice national level olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speedskating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1490 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:08:29 +0000 timv 1490 at http://roadskater.net 2018 USA Olympic Long Track Speed Skaters and Social Media Links http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links <p><strong>Athlete - Events - Twitter / Instagram</strong><br /><br /><a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Shani-Davis">Shani Davis</a> 1000/1500 <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaniDavis">@ShaniDavis </a>/ --<br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Jonathan-Garcia"> Jonathan Garcia</a> 500/Team Pursuit <a href="https://twitter.com/jagarcia23">@jagarcia23</a> / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jagarcia_23/">jagarcia_23</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Kimani-Griffin"> Kimani Griffin</a> 500 -- / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kgriff90">kgriff90</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Brian-Hansen">Brian Hansen</a> 1500/Mass Start/Team Pursuit<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianTHansen"> @BrianTHansen </a>/ <a href="https://www.instagram.com/brianthansen">brianthansen</a><br /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s 2010s Gangneung Ice Arena ice speedskating indoor olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speed http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1488 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:09:23 +0000 timv 1488 at http://roadskater.net 53-Year-Old Speed Skater Attempts to Make US Olympic Team http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team <p>Theron Sands is 53 and he skated in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 US Olympic Trials in Milwaukee on Thursday. I won't give away what happened beyond him reaching the qualifying standard for the trials (it takes about 10 seconds to find out) but here's a video made as part of his <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/theron2theolympics">GoFundMe campaign</a> while working toward it. There's a lot to appreciate about his training and preparation in here, even some wheeled skating.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sJQX50hn_jo" width="425" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team#comments 2018 2000s ice 2010s cycling ice speed skating inline skates inline skating long track long track ice olympics outdoor Pettit National Ice Center (Milwaukee WI USA) skating speed skating speedskating winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1486 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:23:32 +0000 timv 1486 at http://roadskater.net Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/10/Five-For-Friday-Speedskating" target="_blank">article about pro long track speedkating season</a>. The one that matters to me, at least. No disrespect intended to the short track derby, but I like mostly non-contact sport contests of speed. The first turn of an F1 race is admittedly often an exception.</p><p>This weekend pro long track starts again, and TeamUSA has some experienced skaters leading up to the Olympics. Notably, Shani Davis, a great speedskater over the years, returns. Also Heather (Richardson) Bergsma, from High Point, NC, is back on the ice for another year always being a threat to win the gold. I don't know how or if I'll be able to catch this off the airwaves or streams, but might make an attempt. Former inliner Joey Mantia will also be on the team!&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thialf</span> <div class="street-address"> Pim Mulierlaan 1 </div> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span>, <span class="region">Friesland</span> <span class="postal-code">8443 DA</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.938675">52° 56' 19.23" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.943217">5° 56' 35.5812" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=Pim+Mulierlaan+1%2C+Heerenveen%2C+8443+DA%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters#comments 2017 2018 2000s 2010s Earth Heather Richardson Bergsma Heerenveen NED ice speed skating indoor Joey Mantia Netherlands (NLD) olympics Shani Davis speed speed skaters ice long track winter olympics Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1484 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at http://roadskater.net Not Better, Just Faster: Fast Olympic Speed Skater and Slow Runner on Teaching Children and Ourselves about Competition http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition <p>Here's a brief interview with one of Canada's favorite speed skating champions. I thought the comments on competition were interesting. I miss seeing all those skaters who were so much faster than me at Athens to Atlanta. They'd still be faster than me, most of them, but not perhaps it is not worth being there to them if not faster than almost everyone there? In any case, I'd love to see more skaters at A2A, especially those on the way up or down. I think a lower entry fee would help. In any case, back to the subject at hand....&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/09/qa-catriona-le-may-doan-explains-why-the-real-race-is-with-yourself/" target="_blank"><img src="http://nationalpostlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lemaydoan.jpg?w=620" width="310" height="233" style="float: right;" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a bit of what I found interesting:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Unionville</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.869137">43° 52' 8.8932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.309172">79° 18' 33.0192" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Unionville%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Unionville%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Unionville&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Canada (CAN) Catriona LeMay Doan children competition Earth olympics Ontario (ON) running teaching Unionville ONT (CAN) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1427 43.869137 -79.309172 Thu, 10 May 2012 18:59:12 +0000 roadskater 1427 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skater Will Not Let Deafness Keep Him from Seeking Olympic Ice Speed Skating Dream PLUS Deaf and Blind Speed Skater! http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater <p>Oh boy I love my excuses. I need them! But some people have the genetics, psychosis, or whatever it is to overcome the challenges and keep seeking the Olympic dream.</p><p>TWO ARTICLES! FIRST ONE...</p><p>Check out this article on a guy who can't hear the competition, but seems ready to beat them. An inliner, then a swimmer, then to drinks and drugs, back to inline, then he saw a buddy from inline skating on television in the Olympics...</p><blockquote><p><span>It was time to transition to ice, a path already blazed by other inline skaters who'd gone on to race in the Olympics on the ice. He sold everything, including his car, and bought a one-way ticket to the Olympic Training Center in Utah.</span></p></blockquote><p>And yes as we often admit, there can be an addiction there...a good one, we hope...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s blindness deafness Dumfries Scotland UK Earth France (FRA) Great Britain UK ice speed skating impaired skating championship Kearns UT Kevin Frost Michael Hubbs Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) olympics Orleans FRA Scotland (SCT) UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) usher syndrome Utah (UT) winter olympics North America Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1422 Thu, 03 May 2012 02:36:10 +0000 roadskater 1422 at http://roadskater.net Can a 50-Year-Old Woman Qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Long Track Ice Speedskating? http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating <p>It's a tough combination of teaching rink ice sessions, boardwalk running along the beaches of Long Island, NY, inline skating on multiuse pathways, and all the rigors of training (which is at least fun work), but not much time of 400m world class arenas. Many would like to have such a tough life of skating focus. But after early promise and years of challenges, a former bulemic ice figure skater who qualified for trials in 1984 believes she may have it all coming together after just two years on ice speed skates.</p><p>She may find the 15 seconds of speed to get her 15 minutes of fame to make it into the 2014 Winter Olympics. Even if she doesn't, the pursuit of that dream will keep her life skateyfied and that has to be supersweet, indeed.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2014 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s bulemia Earth indoor Jackie Munzel Long Beach NY Long Island NY long track ice New York (NY) olympics outdoor winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1414 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 roadskater 1414 at http://roadskater.net Cool or Tool Party Crashers: Steely-Biked Pals Join the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Test Event http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event <p>For once I don't know what to think of this. I basically dislike fans trying to get in the race or stand alongside or run along with the riders. I normally wouldn't like riders trying to join in, either. But maybe this was a special deal, I'm not sure. If it truly was a test event, well these guys helped provide the test! And it sounds like the race officials failed? No harm, no foul, maybe, and we'll find out if there was any real damage, I'm sure. The only reason I'd be tempted to say this is cool would be the test event nature of it. Hmm. I don't know but feel like they meant to be there but I'm also thinking they really meant to bring up the rear, not be between the peloton and backmarkers. But then they could just be good liars with pants afire.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 cycling London 2012 London UK Mark Cavendish olympics rogues summer olympics United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1366 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:04:41 +0000 roadskater 1366 at http://roadskater.net Universal Sports Brings Skating, Cycling, Olympic and International Human-Powered and Gravity Sports to Free Over-the-Air TV http://roadskater.net/universal-sports-brings-skating-cycling-olympic-and-international-human-powered-and-gravity-sports-free-over-air-tv <p> It looks like those multiple extra over-the-air 24-hour weather channels may get some other use on free over the air digital television...long track speed skating, short track speed skating, cycling, ice hockey, marathons, track and field, even curling. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Raleigh</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.779748">35° 46' 47.0928" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.643414">78° 38' 36.2904" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.779748+-78.643414+%28%2C+Raleigh%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Raleigh%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Raleigh&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/universal-sports-brings-skating-cycling-olympic-and-international-human-powered-and-gravity-sports-free-over-air-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/universal-sports-brings-skating-cycling-olympic-and-international-human-powered-and-gravity-sports-free-over-air-tv#comments Roadskater.net 2009 curling ice cycling free tv hockey olympics p2ptv Raleigh NC roadcycling speed speed skating sports television (tv) universal sports channel universalsports.com websites international sports iptv http://roadskater.net/crss/node/983 35.779748 -78.643414 Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:14:07 +0000 roadskater 983 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating Roller Speedskating Tries Again for 2016 Summer Olympics wIth Golf, Baseball, Softball, Rugby 7s, Squash, Karate http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-roller-speedskating-tries-again-2016-summer-olympics-golf-baseball-softball-rugby-7s-squash-karate <p> Once again roller speedskating is trying to get into the Olympics, already being considered an Olympic Sport as referenced here...<br /> <a href="http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/recognized/index_uk.asp" title="http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/recognized/index_uk.asp">http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/recognized/index_uk.asp</a><br /> <br /> ...with the official federation, Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), being listed here...<br /> <a href="http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/if/fi_uk.asp?Id_federation=56" title="http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/if/fi_uk.asp?Id_federation=56">http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/if/fi_uk.asp?Id_federation=56</a><br /> <br /> ...its main site being...<br /> <a href="http://www.rollersports.org" title="www.rollersports.org">www.rollersports.org</a> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports </span> <div class="street-address"> Viale Tiziano 74 </div> <span class="locality">Roma</span> <span class="postal-code">00196</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">39.06 36858543</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>39.06.36858211</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.930596">41° 55' 50.1456" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.468942">12° 28' 8.1912" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">International Olympic Commitee </span> <div class="street-address"> Château de Vidy </div> <span class="locality">Lausanne</span> <span class="postal-code">1007</span> <div class="country-name">Switzerland</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(+41 21) 621 61 11</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>(+41 21) 621 62 16</span> </div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://map.search.ch/1007-Lausanne/Château de Vidy" target="_blank">map.search.ch</a>, <a href="http://maps.google.ch?q=Ch%C3%A2teau+de+Vidy%2C+Lausanne%2C+1007%2C+ch" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-roller-speedskating-tries-again-2016-summer-olympics-golf-baseball-softball-rugby-7s-squash-karate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-roller-speedskating-tries-again-2016-summer-olympics-golf-baseball-softball-rugby-7s-squash-karate#comments Roadskater.net 2016 Italy (ITA) Lausanne SUI olympics Rome skating speed speedskating summer olympics Switzerland (CHE) world level http://roadskater.net/crss/node/938 41.930596 12.468942 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:19:23 +0000 roadskater 938 at http://roadskater.net High Point NC Woman Speedskater Makes the Transition from Inline to Ice for the Olympics http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics <p> A few years ago at the US10K I met Heather Richardson from High Point Speed, just briefly, not a long chat or anything. But it was clear she was a powerful skater even at 10K, which is lots longer than most indoor types really want to do very often (that's a lot of laps on the tiny indoor inline circuits). The Greensboro News &amp; Record has a nice story on her, point out that... </p> <blockquote> <p> Richardson, a 19-year-old from High Point, is the reigning U.S. champion in long-track speedskating's sprint events and recently finished 20th at the World Sprints. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Rol-A-Rink Skating Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2421 N Main St </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27262</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.957044">35° 57' 25.3584" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.005728">80° 0' 20.6208" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.957044+-80.005728+%282421+N+Main+St%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+27262%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2421+N+Main+St&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2421+N+Main+St&amp;city=High+Point&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27262" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) ice North Carolina (NC) Canada (CAN) clap frames High Point NC indoor inline olympics Richmond BC Salt Lake City UT skating speed Utah (UT) winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/911 35.957044 -80.005728 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:17:55 +0000 roadskater 911 at http://roadskater.net British Cycling Team GB (Winners of Eight Gold Medals in 2008 Olympics) Shreds the Skinsuits http://roadskater.net/british-cycling-team-gb-winners-eight-gold-medals-2008-olympics-shreds-skinsuits Here's a quick one about the British Cycling organisation as they'd spell't getting their skinsuits back so they could be destroyed, thus holding the advantage, they hope, for the 2012 olys. An odd little article that mentions thoughts of breaking collar bones too, all in the name of safety? By the way I'm not sure of the medals counts, but the beeb said 8 so maybe there was an update after the olys. <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/cycling/7872309.stm" title="http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/cycling/7872309.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/cycling/7872309.stm</a> Some background on the impressive results by Great Britain: <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Laoshan Velodrome </span> <span class="locality">Beijing</span>, <span class="region">Beijing</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.912732">39° 54' 45.8352" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="116.207500">116° 12' 27" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/british-cycling-team-gb-winners-eight-gold-medals-2008-olympics-shreds-skinsuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/british-cycling-team-gb-winners-eight-gold-medals-2008-olympics-shreds-skinsuits#comments Roadcyclist.net 2012 2008 Beijing Beijing CHN British Cycling olympics shredding skinsuits summer olympics Team GB http://roadskater.net/crss/node/908 39.912732 116.207500 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 21:30:46 +0000 roadskater 908 at http://roadskater.net Shani Davis Shows How to Skate: Full Extension, Heel Push http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-shows-how-skate-full-extension-heel-push <p> Check out this article on Shani Davis, who was amazing last year in the World Cup season (indoor long track) and has taken three of four individual events in his specialties this year already. The news may be aimed at the X vs. Y junk (now that elections are mostly over) between Davis and Hedrick, who joined with Trevor Marsicano to place 2nd in the team pursuit, but the most important part may be the photo (apparently from the 2006 Olys, eh?). </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.956529">52° 57' 23.5044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.926219">5° 55' 34.3884" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=%2C+Heerenveen%2C+%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-shows-how-skate-full-extension-heel-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-shows-how-skate-full-extension-heel-push#comments Roadskater.net 2008 ice 1000 meters 1500 meters Heerenveen NED long track Netherlands (NLD) olympics speedskating winter world cup team pursuit http://roadskater.net/crss/node/880 52.956529 5.926219 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:59:51 +0000 roadskater 880 at http://roadskater.net Greatest Olympians: Don't Forget Eric Heiden http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden <p> Noticed a <a href="http://www.pressrepublican.com/0201_editorials/local_story_238223050.html">link to this editorial</a> in the &quot;Speedskating&quot; sidebar: </p> <blockquote> <p> Published August 25, 2008 10:30 pm - Heiden's accomplishment merits discussion in greatest-ever debate </p> <p> EDITORIAL: Famed Lake Placid Olympian Eric Heiden overshadowed by Michael Phelps </p> <p> [...]Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Pavo Nurmi, Bjorn Dahlie and Mark Spitz among others, have all been mentioned as those Phelps has surely surpassed. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Lake Placid</span>, <span class="region">New York</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.281030">44° 16' 51.708" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.981686">73° 58' 54.0696" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.281030+-73.981686+%28%2C+Lake+Placid%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Lake+Placid%2C+NY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Lake+Placid&amp;state=NY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden#comments InlineCafe.com 1980 ice speedskating Lake Placid NY olympics winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/818 44.281030 -73.981686 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:43:00 +0000 timv 818 at http://roadskater.net Joey Cheek Talks About Darfur and the Olympics http://roadskater.net/joey-cheek-talks-about-darfur-and-olympics <p> I'm a couple of weeks slow in getting this up, but <a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=179248">there's a video clip online</a> of Olympic ice speedskating champion and Greensboro native Joey Cheek talking to Stephen Colbert about human rights abuses in Darfur and why his visa to attend this summer's Beijing Olympics was suddenly revoked. I thought that he came across very well. </p> http://roadskater.net/joey-cheek-talks-about-darfur-and-olympics#comments InlineCafe.com 2008 Greensboro Beijing CHN Darfur Darfur Greensboro NC ice speedskating Joey Cheek olympics The Colbert Report Right To Play Sudan http://roadskater.net/crss/node/815 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:43:02 +0000 timv 815 at http://roadskater.net