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Pyeongchang Day 10: Mens 500m

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap This was less unexpected than I expected. In first place Håvard Lorentzen, the skater with the most world cup victories going into the games (although to be fair, [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 9: Ladies 500m

Sunday, February 18, 2018 // 2 Comments

Recap It has finally happened, a race went very close to my predictions. Nao Kodaira, after being denied in the 1000m (where she holds the world record) put together a superb [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 8: Interview With Renee Hildebrand

Saturday, February 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

I recently caught up with her on Yeowie radio and we had a chat about what goes into making a world champion skater, and just general discussion about the development of athletes. She's currently in Pyeongchang watching her skaters race at the Olympic games. [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 7: Ladies 5000m

Friday, February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap What a race. The lightest skater in the competition is the fastest female over 5000m. After making her world cup debut earlier in the season, and surprising everyone at [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 6: Mens 10000m

Thursday, February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap My world is falling apart. Not only did my prediction of Sven Kramer not come to fruition, but he wasn’t even close. He wasn’t close to his previous [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 5: Ladies 1000m

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap “Expect the unexpected” should be the motto for the games, not this “faster, higher, stronger” rubbish. What was probably one of the surest [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 4: Mens 1500m

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Recap I believe my first words at the conclusion of my men’s 1500m live commentary were “that was unexpected”. Kjeld Nuis (Nuis is pronounced to rhyme [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 3: Ladies 1500m

Monday, February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

recap The predictability of yesterday’s result was balanced out by today. Ireen Wüst wins the ladies 1500m – the event in which she earned her first ever Olympic [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 2: Mens 5000m

Sunday, February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap It was always Sven Kramer’s to lose, but the consumate professional athlete that he is did not disappoint and he convincingly took the gold medal in the [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 1: Ladies 3000m

Saturday, February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap The ladies 3000m saw a few surprises, and what more appropriate way to start off the program for speed skating at this olympics. Early in the starting order, the [more...]
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