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Figure skating: Don't write off Britain's chances, says Cousins - Reuters

Skating - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Reuters

Figure skating: Don't write off Britain's chances, says Cousins
Reuters
Over the years, Britain has won more medals in figure skating than any other Winter Olympic sport, with 15 in total since London 1908 -- when it featured in the Summer Games -- including five golds. The next most successful sport for the country is ...

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Olympics-Speed skating-Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for ... - Reuters

Skating - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Olympics-Speed skating-Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for ...
Reuters
Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the formidable Dutch speed skating squad that won gold in the team pursuit in Sochi and while he has come to be known as a real 'team player' he will be setting his sights on a first individual Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

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Olympics-Speed skating-US veteran Davis hungry for last shot at glory - Reuters

Skating - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Olympics-Speed skating-US veteran Davis hungry for last shot at glory
Reuters
Jan 22 (Reuters) - As U.S. speed skater Shani Davis prepares to take to the ice at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the one thing he knows is that the passage of time has not dimmed his appetite for success. At 35, Davis is headed to his fifth ...

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Olympics-Speed skating-Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for ... - Reuters

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Olympics-Speed skating-Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for ...
Reuters
Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the formidable Dutch speed skating squad that won gold in the team pursuit in Sochi and while he has come to be known as a real 'team player' he will be setting his sights on a first individual Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

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Olympics-Speed skating-Czech Sablikova in race to be fit for Games - Reuters

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Olympics-Speed skating-Czech Sablikova in race to be fit for Games
Reuters
Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova has had injections and is still battling pain in her back which she hopes will not harm her chances at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Olympics-Speed skating-Canada's Belchos looks to mend Sochi heartache in South Korea - Reuters

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Mon Jan 22 2018 8:03am

Olympics-Speed skating-Canada's Belchos looks to mend Sochi heartache in South Korea
Reuters
Jan 22 (Reuters) - After the heartbreak of missing out on the Winter Olympics in Sochi by the narrowest of margins four years ago, Canadian speed skater Jordan Belchos is all set to step it up a gear when he takes to the ice in South Korea. The Toronto ...

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Get Your Roller Derby On, With A Feb. 5 Practice - The Sanatoga Post

Rollergirls - Mon Jan 22 2018 5:43am

The Sanatoga Post

Get Your Roller Derby On, With A Feb. 5 Practice
The Sanatoga Post
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Women who have a hankering to throw their weight around while enjoying roller skating bliss, listen up! Pottstown's own roller derby experts, The Roller Derby Rockstars, will hold their first practice session of 2018 on Feb. 5 ...

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Couple donates $2M to Michigan greenway trail project - The Seattle Times

Trails & Parks - Mon Jan 22 2018 2:50am

Couple donates $2M to Michigan greenway trail project
The Seattle Times
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A couple has donated $2 million to support the Grand River Greenway Trail project in western Michigan. Bill and Bea Idema's donation to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation brings the total money raised for the project to $5.5 ...

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Letter: Not a fan of new skatepark - Virginian-Pilot

Aggressive Skating - Mon Jan 22 2018 1:45am

Letter: Not a fan of new skatepark
Virginian-Pilot
I have been skateboarding at Mount Trashmore since the skatepark opened when I was in my early 20s. I am now 35 and still skating. The bowl is the best feature of the park. The layout is amazing and flows beautifully with a roll-in, curved quarter-pipe ...

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Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group - The Bryan Times

Rollergirls - Mon Jan 22 2018 1:17am

Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group
The Bryan Times
Rink said she originally got into roller derby "because I was going through my 'mid-life crisis,'" though she's still in her 20s. "I was just having a really hard time in life trying to find things. And I found a flyer that said roller derby, and I ...

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Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group - Bryan-College Station Eagle

Rollergirls - Mon Jan 22 2018 1:17am

Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Rink said she originally got into roller derby "because I was going through my 'mid-life crisis,'" though she's still in her 20s. "I was just having a really hard time in life trying to find things. And I found a flyer that said roller derby, and I ...

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Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group | Regional ... - Herald Palladium

Rollergirls - Mon Jan 22 2018 1:13am

Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group | Regional ...
Herald Palladium
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Cynthia Rink is a veterinary technician. She draws blood, administers medicine and implants microchips. On a recent Saturday, the purple-haired Battle Creek native was drawing blood, administering blows and implanting some ...
Michigan roller derby athletes find camaraderie in group - Fort Bend ...Fort Bend Herald

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From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games - NPR

Skating - Sun Jan 21 2018 11:44pm

NPR

From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games
NPR
At age 17, the Winston-Salem, N.C., native was featured on the PBS program, From the Top, when he performed classical guitar at Carnegie Hall. He stepped away from playing music professionally after accepting a full scholarship to college in Georgia ...

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From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games - NPR

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Sun Jan 21 2018 11:44pm

NPR

From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games
NPR
"I really missed the world of working out and that competitive nature." He thought, "Maybe I'll move to Salt Lake and see if I can go down this path." Eight years after taking that leap, he's back in his element. Earlier this month, Griffin's third ...

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From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games - NPR

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Sun Jan 21 2018 11:44pm

NPR

From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games
NPR
"I really missed the world of working out and that competitive nature." He thought, "Maybe I'll move to Salt Lake and see if I can go down this path." Eight years after taking that leap, he's back in his element. Earlier this month, Griffin's third ...

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Couple donates $2M to Michigan greenway trail project | Reading ... - Reading Eagle

Trails & Parks - Sun Jan 21 2018 10:55pm

Couple donates $2M to Michigan greenway trail project | Reading ...
Reading Eagle
A Michigan couple has donated $2 million to support the Grand River Greenway Trail project.

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City says woman injured on ice ribbon in critical condition, not dead ... - The Spokesman-Review

Skating - Sun Jan 21 2018 9:43pm

KREM.com

City says woman injured on ice ribbon in critical condition, not dead ...
The Spokesman-Review
A skater at Riverfront Park's new ice ribbon who fell Friday later died from their injuries, according to Spokane Parks and Recreation.
Ice skater dies after injury at Riverfront Park's ice ribbon | KREM.comKREM.com
Skater falls on Spokane ice ribbon, diesKXLY Spokane

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Hundreds attend US Speedskating Short Track Junior Championships in Ashwaubenon - WBAY

Speedskating & Speedskaters - Sun Jan 21 2018 9:40pm

WBAY

Hundreds attend US Speedskating Short Track Junior Championships in Ashwaubenon
WBAY
The U.S. Speedskating Short Track Junior Championships is one of the country's most elite speed skating competitions. The competition brings in more than 40 of the best junior speed skaters from around the country. "The kids get better and better every ...

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Active Transportation: Neighbors Rally Against Proposed Isabella Median - Coronado Times Newspaper

Active Transportation, Human-Powered - Sun Jan 21 2018 7:55pm

Coronado Times Newspaper

Active Transportation: Neighbors Rally Against Proposed Isabella Median
Coronado Times Newspaper
It seems people only show up when their vested interests are at stake — attendance at last Wednesday's Active Transportation community meeting is a prime example. Only 28 people attended the Active Transportation town hall style meeting on January 17 ...

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