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Feb 19, 2014

Gracie glitters in short program

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – She felt sick to the stomach and made a small mistake on her first big jump but Gracie Gold regained her composure to stay in the medal hunt after the first segment in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

With every seat at the Iceberg Skating Palace filled and millions of people tuning in around the world for one of the iconic events of the Winter Olympics, the American teenager overcame a nervous start to post the fourth-best score in the short program.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics–Figure skating-Gracie glitters in short programme

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – She felt sick to the stomach and made a small mistake on her first big jump but Gracie Gold regained her composure to stay in the medal hunt after the first segment in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

With every seat at the Iceberg Skating Palace filled and millions of people tuning in around the world for one of the iconic events of the Winter Olympics, the American teenager overcame a nervous start to post the fourth-best score in the short program.

Feb 19, 2014

Pechstein still going strong into her 40s

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Claudia Pechstein might be the grand dame of women’s speed skating with five Olympic golds to her name, but the evergreen German is showing no signs of slowing down.

Three days before her 42nd birthday, and 22 years after she first appeared at the Winter Olympics, she is going as strong as ever.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Pechstein still going strong into her 40s

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Claudia Pechstein might be the grand dame of women’s speed skating with five Olympic golds to her name, but the evergreen German is showing no signs of slowing down.

Three days before her 42nd birthday, and 22 years after she first appeared at the Winter Olympics, she is going as strong as ever.

Feb 18, 2014

No silver lining for beaten Kramer

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The glum look on Sven Kramer’s face said it all. When his name was announced as the silver medalist in Tuesday’s 10,000 meter speed skating event, he stepped on to the podium like a condemned man going to the gallows.

The Dutchman could hardly muster a smile as the shock and disappointment at finishing second to his countryman Jorrit Bergsma began to sink in.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-No silver lining for beaten Kramer

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The glum look on Sven Kramer’s face said it all. When his name was announced as the silver medallist in Tuesday’s 10,000 metre speed skating event, he stepped on to the podium like a condemned man going to the gallows.

The Dutchman could hardly muster a smile as the shock and disappointment at finishing second to his countryman Jorrit Bergsma began to sink in.

Feb 18, 2014

Dutch success leaves others feeling sick

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The flying Dutchmen all made it look so easy. Propelled by legs as thick as tree trunks, they turned speed skating’s longest and most grueling event into a bright orange procession.

In Tuesday’s 10,000 meters race, the three Dutch entrants finished first, second and third, with Jorrit Bergsma winning the gold medal, Sven Kramer taking the silver and Bob de Jong capturing the bronze.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Dutch success leaves others feeling sick

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The flying Dutchmen all made it look so easy. Propelled by legs as thick as tree trunks, they turned speed skating’s longest and most gruelling event into a bright orange procession.

In Tuesday’s 10,000 metres race, the three Dutch entrants finished first, second and third, with Jorrit Bergsma winning the gold medal, Sven Kramer taking the silver and Bob de Jong capturing the bronze.

Feb 18, 2014

Figure skating – Zoueva coaches gold and silver winners

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Marina Zoueva faced the ultimate test of her loyalties at the Winter Olympics on Monday as, in a bitter-sweet twist for ice dancing’s supreme coach, she found her allegiances torn three ways.

Born and raised in Russia, the spiritual heart and soul of ice dancing, a part of Zoueva wanted the host nation to win, but she had also been working tirelessly trying to get the United States or Canada to top the podium.

Feb 17, 2014

Zoueva coaches gold and silver winners

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Marina Zoueva faced the ultimate test of her loyalties at the Winter Olympics on Monday as, in a bitter-sweet twist for ice dancing’s supreme coach, she found her allegiances torn three ways.

Born and raised in Russia, the spiritual heart and soul of ice dancing, a part of Zoueva wanted the host nation to win, but she had also been working tirelessly trying to get the United States or Canada to top the podium.

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