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  • Clara Hughes Wins First Speed Skating Gold | Video

    Clara Hughes Wins First Speed Skating Gold

    Canadian Clara Hughes dominates in the 5000m event to claim her first speed skating gold medal. In a time of 6:59.07, Hughes crosses the finish line, a second quicker than three time defending champion Claudia Pechstein, who this time has to settle for silver. Cindy Klassen of Canada, takes the bronze medal home in 7:00.57. Speed Skating Women's 5000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Clara Hughes (CAN), Claudia Pechstein (GER), Cindy Klassen (CAN)
  • Joey Cheek Becomes a Speed Skating Olympic Champion | Video

    Joey Cheek Becomes a Speed Skating Olympic Champion

    American Joey Cheek fulfills the dream by becoming a speed skating Olympic champion in the 500m, winning in a two run total time of 1 minute 9.76 seconds, breaking the 35 seconds mark in both of his races. Joey went on to claim the 1000m silver medal, and was elected to be the U.S. flag bearer in the closing ceremony. Speed Skating Men's 500m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Joey Cheek (USA), Dmitry Dorofeyev (RUS), Lee Kang Seok (KOR)
  • One of figure skating’s greatest upsets | Video

    One of figure skating’s greatest upsets

    Sometimes the leading players in a given sport can be so focused on each other that they inadvertently allow a completely unexpected rival to sneak through and claim glory. Sarah Hughes wasn't a complete shock victor in the women’s figure skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City but, given the quality of the field, it must go down as one of the sport’s greatest upsets.  
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