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...]

Photo Links

Thursday, February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

As many of you know, I enjoy taking photos. Some of you even enjoy viewing those photos. Seeing as I do not have any kind of media accreditation for this event, my ability to [more...]

Dutch TV

Thursday, February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Those few of you who know me and live in the Netherlands know that I often inadvertently appear on Dutch television. This is mostly because I get press passes to speed [more...]

Selection News

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 // 1 Comment

Josh on his way to a 6:27.03 in the 5000m There has been a great deal of anxiety surrounding the final list of competitors for speed skating in the upcoming Olympic Winter [more...]

Weekend Update

Thursday, January 28, 2010 // 2 Comments

Reeeeaaaaaadddyyy… Calgary It is time for another update. After two weeks off without training because of my back, I am now slowly starting to get back into it. How [more...]


Friday, January 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

I am slowly becoming more proficient at this whole video-editing business. I’m probably also getting slightly better with the actual shooting as well, although the [more...]

Canada Cup

Saturday, January 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

Calgary Sunset on the 1st of January 2010 Apologies for the lack of updates. The main reason for this is because my trusty MacBook Pro stopped working two Mondays ago, just [more...]

See You On The Plane? What A COP-Out!

Sunday, December 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

Barack Obama announces… not a lot København The anti-climax to rival all anti-climaxes occurred late on Friday, December 18th 2009. One of the great opportunities for [more...]

Fire Up Dan

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dan getting ready on the start line This was a motivational “speech” given to Daniel Greig just prior to his 1000m race at Salt Lake City. It was his last chance [more...]

Curiouser and Curiouser

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 // 12 Comments

file photo Late last night, I came across a piece of information which struck me as unusual. While perusing Frank Anderson’s blog on the progress of Australian long [more...]

A Mathematician’s Apology

Monday, November 30, 2009 // 7 Comments

I will get straight to the point – it is now mathematically impossible for me to make it to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I would like to apologize to all those [more...]

Ket, Kleinsman, and van der Kieft

Monday, November 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

I am not ordinarily a betting man. But when Swedish speed skater Claudia Wallin suggested we place bets on placings for the Dutch single distance championships, I [more...]

One Year

Sunday, October 18, 2009 // 4 Comments

So I’ve been here for a year. I wanted to write a poem but, to the relief of followers of, had severe writer’s block. So, instead… I’ve [more...]

On Skating at Altitude

Friday, October 2, 2009 // 5 Comments

It is a well-known fact of speed skating that higher altitudes mean faster times. At least that’s what we believed. Strangely, it has surfaced that certain elements [more...]

Reflections on Racing

Sunday, August 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

Yesterday was the end of “zomerijs”. Zomerijs is the curious practice of opening the ice track at Heerenveen for three weeks in the middle of summer. Obviously, [more...]
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