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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...]

Annyeong Pyeongchang

Friday, February 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

Once again I’ve left it until the last possible minute to write my first real article in my Olympic blog. With any luck, I’ll have this finished before the start [more...]

On Doping and Information Security

Friday, December 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The last few weeks in the world of sports have been interesting to say the least. The sport of speed skating completed its Olympic selection races, and while that was all [more...]

Explaining the Mass Start

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 // 14 Comments

With the Olympic Winter Games just around the corner in February, the winter season is already well under way. In the sport of speed skating, the first major qualifying event [more...]

Finish Line Cameras

Sunday, February 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Earlier today I was watching the live feed of one of speed skating’s regular “world cup” events – one of a series of races held throughout the skating [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 7

Monday, August 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The final day of euros is of course the day of the marathons. Ordinarily, this is only a half day’s worth of racing leaving skaters with a good few hours to get [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 6

Sunday, August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The third and final day of road competition ended with a bang. Rushing to fit in all the racing before the rain came (and it really came bucketing down about 20 minutes after [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 5

Saturday, August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The second day of road racing was an interesting mix of the long and short distances. Interesting because the schedule was modified slightly and this resulted in the 20k [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 4

Friday, August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Since European championships is not *quite* as big a deal as world championships, we don’t get a full rest day. Instead, we got half a day… actually, it was more [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 3

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today saw the conclusion of the track portion of the competition with the 1000m races and the relays. I know I said that points elimination races are some of the most painful [more...]
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