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Pyeongchang Day 9: Ladies 500m

Sunday, February 18, 2018 // 0 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...]

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...]

Explaining the Mass Start

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 // 11 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...]

Clockwork Chapter 1

Saturday, July 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Backwards and forwards, left to right, side to side it went. To and fro, turning and returning, engines turning, energy loading and releasing. The essential balance is found [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...]
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