February 2010

Speed Skating Daily: Team Pursuit Final

Saturday, February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Team Germany crosses the line despite a fall on the last straight… These olympics continue to surprise and inspire. Most unusual of the aftermath of the preliminaries [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Ladies’ 5000m

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Elma and Martina have a cuddle after their 5k at a world cup last season Just when I thought this Olympics couldn’t get more unpredictable, the men’s 10,000m [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Men’s 10,000m

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Bob de Jong The ladies’ 1500m result was, characteristically for the games, a surprise. Inspired by countryman Mark Tuitert’s spectacular win in the 1500m, Ireen [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Ladies’ 1500m

Sunday, February 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Despite appearences, this is Kristina Groves just after she WON the 1500m at the Calgary World Cup I’m beginning to think that I may be better off simply putting the [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Men’s 1500m

Saturday, February 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Chad Hedrick in the final lap of his 1500m in Calgary Canada finally brought home the gold with Christine Nesbitt’s gutsy win the 1000m. The slow ice causing problems [more...]

Pep Talk

Friday, February 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sophie Muir Sophie Muir recently made history by not only becoming the first Australian long track skater in 16 years, but is also the first ever female long track olympic [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Womens’ 1000m

Thursday, February 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Nesbitt leads Slow ice conditions meant that many of the skaters in the men’s 1000m “popped” before the finish, and were unable to skate strongly all the [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Men’s 1000m

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

One word: Shani The (South) Koreans seem bent on messing up my predictions. Lee Sang Hwa skated brilliantly to hold off a second-race charge from Jenny Wolf who asserted her [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Ladies’ 500m

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Jenny Wolf vs Beixing Wang A suspenseful running of the men’s 500m concluded yesterday with 21st-birthday-boy Mo Tae Bum being the only person to go under 35 seconds on [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Men’s 500m

Monday, February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Joji Kato nears the end of the first 100m of his 500m Yesterday’s women’s 3000m was no surprise at all. Sablikova won the Czech Republic’s first gold medal [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Ladies’ 3000m

Sunday, February 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Who do you think will win the 3k? I was kinda hoping that I would… There were a few surprises in yesterday’s men’s 5000m. Sven Kramer won in olympic record [more...]

Predictions, Part 1

Saturday, February 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The moment the gun fires Predictions for the first half of the speed skating competition. (I would have had this up much earlier, but it took hours to render then even longer [more...]

Speed Skating Daily: Men’s 5000m

Saturday, February 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong, both of the Netherlands, make ready for the 5000m Sven Kramer should win the men’s 5000m today, but Bob de Jong could cause an upset, as [more...]

Hockey Update

Friday, February 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

So I’m in Canada and, by the end of this season, will have been here for over three months of the previous twelve. Yet it was only recently that we played our first [more...]
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