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Inline Euros 2014 – Day 2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

Today started very early with the heats for the 500m. Unlike in long track ice skating, in inline skating the 500m is not about racing the clock. A number of heats, quarters, [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

If I had to describe today in a word, I would have to say “long”. Part of the reason for this is because the first day of competition is when they contest the [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 0

Sunday, July 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day before a race is always nerve-wracking. I’ve been skating in international competition since I was 13 years old, and I still get nerves before a big competition [more...]

Sochi Wrap Up

Monday, February 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Russians can actually laugh at themselves, who would’ve thought? Ceremonies So sadly, the Olympic Winter Games of 2014 are over. I’m not sure why, but I began [more...]

Sochi Special: In The Village

Sunday, February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some people have asked me what it's like to be in the Olympic village. I've only really visited one Olympic village, and it was for a winter games. I have also never stayed at an Olympic village as an athlete, which I imagine is very different to someone who is there on a visitor's pass... [more...]

Sochi Special: Complaints About Coverage

Sunday, February 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Things end well for some, and not much for others No post-Olympic wrap up is complete without a round up of things which perhaps could have been done a little better. I know [more...]

Sochi Day 13: Team Pursuit Final

Saturday, February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

My final update… The semifinal of the ladies team pursuit kicked things off and went pretty much as expected. The close match between Russia and Poland went in [more...]

Sochi Day 12: Team Pursuit Preliminaries

Friday, February 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Russian girls snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and will go on to the next round, to be contested tomorrow. The preliminary stages of the team pursuit went largely [more...]

Sochi Special: A Day In The Life

Thursday, February 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

I love skating. Even at moments like this… For most people, the olympics is entertainment for two to three weeks every four years, but for the athletes competing [more...]

Sochi Day 11: Ladies 5000m

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is this what redemption looks like? Recap The final individual event in the competition did not disappoint. As expected Carien Kleibeuker, the marathon skater from the [more...]

Sochi Special: Digging The Ice

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Longer feature articles are in the works, but I thought I’d hammer out a quickie and leave the long one for the day off so you had more time to really take it all in at [more...]

Sochi Day 10: Mens 10,000m

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Consistency is key, and these two have been at the top for a while now. Recap The added spectacle of the Olympics might be the only reason that I would voluntarily sit [more...]

Sochi Special: The Anatomy of a Race

Monday, February 17, 2014 // 9 Comments

We are now well past the halfway point in the speed skating competition, with only the one individual distance remaining for both ladies and men, then the team pursuits. True [more...]

Sochi Day 9: Ladies 1500m

Sunday, February 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Marathon skater Jorrit Bergsma presents a challenge to Sven’s supremacy. Recap Exciting as always, the Olympics continues to throw surprises at us, thick and fast. Olga [more...]

Sochi Special: Timing Equipment

Sunday, February 16, 2014 // 4 Comments

It was bound to happen sooner or later. There had already been races decided on meagre hundredths of a second, and now we have an example of a race which has been decided in [more...]
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