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Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Gunther overcomes fractures and funding worries

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – American speedskater Kelly Gunther battled back to competition after nearly having her foot amputated four years ago, so a lack of cash was never going to stop her realising her Olympic ambitions.

Two months after being told she was on and then controversially off the team for the Vancouver Games in 2010, Gunther’s career looked to be over.

Feb 6, 2014

Million-dollar suits? Who cares?, says Wust

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The latest, greatest, high-tech speed skating suit capable of propelling athletes to record times, reigning 1500 metre Olympic champion Irene Wust has heard it all before.

If manufacturers are to be believed, American athletes in Sochi are donning the fastest speed skating suit ever made. Canada and Russia have made similar claims.

Feb 6, 2014

Speed skating-Million-dollar suits? Who cares?, says Wust

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The latest, greatest, high-tech speed skating suit capable of propelling athletes to record times, reigning 1500 meter Olympic champion Irene Wust has heard it all before.

If manufacturers are to be believed, American athletes in Sochi are donning the fastest speed skating suit ever made. Canada and Russia have made similar claims.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Million-dollar suits? Who cares?, says Wust

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The latest, greatest, high-tech speed skating suit capable of propelling athletes to record times, reigning 1500 metre Olympic champion Irene Wust has heard it all before.

If manufacturers are to be believed, American athletes in Sochi are donning the fastest speed skating suit ever made. Canada and Russia have made similar claims.

Feb 5, 2014

Speed skating-Kato and Nagashima seek gold this time

SOCHI (Reuters) – Speed skaters Joji Kato and Keiichiro Nagashima are once again eyeing 500 meters Olympic gold and Japanese fans are hoping it will not be another double disappointment.

Four years ago in Vancouver, Nagashima claimed 500m silver, while Kato had to settle for bronze as South Korean Mo Tae-bum skated his way to surprise glory.

Feb 5, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Kato and Nagashima seek gold this time

SOCHI, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Speed skaters Joji Kato and Keiichiro Nagashima are once again eyeing 500 metres Olympic gold and Japanese fans are hoping it will not be another double disappointment.

Four years ago in Vancouver, Nagashima claimed 500m silver, while Kato had to settle for bronze as South Korean Mo Tae-bum skated his way to surprise glory.

Jan 29, 2014

Speed skating: Big names eye significant golds

By Patrick Johnston

(Reuters) – American Shani Davis is aiming for a three-peat in Sochi, Dutchman Sven Kramer craves retribution while German great Claudia Pechstein must dethrone Czech Martina Sablikova to enhance her Olympic legacy at her sixth Games.

The quartet form a few of the intriguing plot lines for the highly-anticipated Olympic speed skating competition which gets underway at the Adler Arena in the Black Sea Resort on February 8.

Jan 29, 2014

Big names eye significant golds

By Patrick Johnston

(Reuters) – American Shani Davis is aiming for a three-peat in Sochi, Dutchman Sven Kramer craves retribution while German great Claudia Pechstein must dethrone Czech Martina Sablikova to enhance her Olympic legacy at her sixth Games.

The quartet form a few of the intriguing plot lines for the highly-anticipated Olympic speed skating competition which gets underway at the Adler Arena in the Black Sea Resort on February 8.

Jan 29, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Big names eye significant golds

Jan 29 (Reuters) – American Shani Davis is aiming for a three-peat in Sochi, Dutchman Sven Kramer craves retribution while German great Claudia Pechstein must dethrone Czech Martina Sablikova to enhance her Olympic legacy at her sixth Games.

The quartet form a few of the intriguing plot lines for the highly-anticipated Olympic speed skating competition which gets underway at the Adler Arena in the Black Sea Resort on Feb. 8.

Jan 27, 2014

New goals needed for Bouchard after Australian efforts

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The first month of the year is not yet over but Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard is already looking for new goals for 2014 after breaking a ranking milestone on Monday.

The 19-year-old rose from 31st to a career-high 19th thanks to her surprise run to the semi-finals of the Australian Open last week.