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USA Speed Skaters and Short Trackers Score Medals, But Great Britain's World Record Holding Relay Team Crashes Out in Semis

I was trying to see if I could get some streaming video going but I didn't get it all to work in time. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Check myp2p.eu if you're interested. I'm using Ubuntu Linux mostly right now, so it's a bit different to get it all going. 

So here are a few links pointing to some of the latest in a big weekend for the USA both in the original speed skating (long track), where they skate against the clock and contact is rare, and the more television-friendly contact sport, short track, where anything can happen. (Yes I like the more boring event better when they broadcast it all and I don't know the winner in advance, at least. Short track is good fun, too.) 

Shani Davis is going great and Heather Richardson won at least one bronze on the 400m track, but now the USA has skaters at the top of short track in male and female divisions. Nothing can help skating of all kinds like seeing some USAmericans bringing home medals. 

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Watch Hours of Free Internet TV Speed Skating (Long Track and Short) On Demand and Live with Highlights and Recaps

Oh I am so sorry I didn't look this up before, even when I saw press releases earlier this year. I just never quite got to it until now. But now is good too. If you wish you could see long track and short track ISU world cup events on your television, well you might sometimes, but on your computer, you can see many hours of video from this year's world cup season in both track formats. I've only watched a bit but it looks and sounds and feels great!

Locations

Moscow
Russia
55° 45' 20.8296" N, 37° 37' 3.4788" E
Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E
Heerenveen
Netherlands
52° 57' 23.5044" N, 5° 55' 34.3884" E
Nagano
Japan
36° 38' 54.78" N, 138° 11' 39.2748" E
Changchun
China
Kolomna
Russia
55° 5' 40.4124" N, 38° 46' 32.7648" E
Hamar
Norway
60° 47' 56.9688" N, 11° 3' 21.942" E
Dresden
Germany
51° 3' 3.4488" N, 13° 44' 1.1688" E
Vienna
Austria
48° 12' 33.1416" N, 16° 22' 22.0008" E
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An Ancient 27-Year Old Hits the Ice for Some Speedskating Fun

Funny how my parents think I'm young, and I think I'm old sometimes, young others, mostly depending if I've been forced to look in a mirror, or to look at my hands, or help me, otherwise be faced with reality of that sort. The inner reality is often far different, and yay for that....

Location

Allandale Recreation Centre, Blue Rink
190 Bayview Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
44° 21' 37.0908" N, 79° 40' 58.6884" W
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11 Consecutive Olympics: A Speedskating Dynasty?

     In the sports world, columnists declare a sports dynasty is upon us every time a team, athlete, or coach has multiple appearances in his or her version of "the big show". The papers and sports channels clamor to tout their successes. However, a success story in amateur sports has been mostly ignored in St. Louis where area skaters have represented the USA in the last 11 consecutive Olympics games. Now, St. Louis skaters are positioning themselves to continue this great tradition while continuing to be mostly ignored. 

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Alaska Speedskating Skate Skiing Duathlon and More

Folk in Anchorage, Alaska are working on combining some skate skiing with speedskating, and that sounds like tons of fun for all involved. There's also a plan for a new speedskating oval too, which will accommodate inline skaters when there's no ice...

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17-Year-Old Short Track Speedskater Gets Ready for Prague

Young short track speedskater, Trevor Marsicano, 17, is off to Prague soon overcoming serious injury to skate his first international competition abroad. This article by Ian Pickus for The Saratogian mentions his mentor, "popular coach and skate-maker Paul Marchese."

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A Couple of Canadians Betting on the Horses...Err...Short Track Speedskaters

Here's a ramble through a few things from a sports writer who keeps meeting women who say they prefer men, with a brief mention of an incident that happened at a short track speedskating race, and a guy from London, Ontario, who kept asking until he found his hook.
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Deaf and Blind Speed Skater Aims for Paralympics

This is mostly a press release so if you want to know about that, click it. But an important and interesting part is that this skater wants to get his event class into the Paralympics. Good luck! From the release...

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