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Speedskating

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  • Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

    Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
    Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • Olympian Eddy Alvarez trades skates for cleats

    Olympian Eddy Alvarez trades skates for cleats
    Eddy Alvarez won an Olympic silver medal because of his speed, but he now is facing a different kind of fast. "Seeing a 96-mph fastball thrown at you," Alvarez said. "I don't think I've ever seen pitching that fast coming at me." The day Alvarez...

    US Speedskating coach Shimabukuro resigns

    US Speedskating coach Shimabukuro resigns
    US Speedskating national long-track coach Ryan Shimabukuro has stepped down, creating yet another vacancy in the sport's national governing body after its worst Olympic performance in 30 years in Sochi. Shimabukuro, a former speedskater from Hawaii, began...

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch
    Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.” Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...

    Another coach leaves troubled U.S. Speedskating

    Yet another top official has left U.S. Speedskating in the months following a¬†dramatically poor¬†showing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Ryan Shimabukuro had been the long-track head coach since 2002. “While this is one of the hardest decisions I&...