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  • News | Olympic News

    12 February to 12 February: Ireen Wüst’s 12-year rise to the pinnacle of Olympic speed skating

    Every great story at the Olympic Winter Games has to start somewhere. And for Ireen Wüst, the most decorated speed skater in Olympic history, the story began in Turin, at the Lingotto Oval on 12 February 2006, in what was her first ever appearance on the Olympic stage. Twelve years to the day later, she won her fifth title in PyeongChang!
    12 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skating, Netherlands, WÜST, Ireen
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Japan’s speed skaters challenge Dutch supremacy

    Ireen Wüst led the Dutch charge for gold in the individual women’s speed skating events at PyeongChang 2018, taking her career tally of Olympic medals to 11, a record for both sexes. Japan’s finest matched the Dutch step for step, however, as Nao Kodaira, Nana Takagi and the pursuit team all made visits to the top of the podium.
    20 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The heroes of PyeongChang 2018

    The XXIII Olympic Winter Games produced no shortage of sporting heroes, from seasoned athletes who wrote their names in Olympic history with amazing feats and multiple medals to newcomers who announced themselves to the world with their stunning performances.
    28 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Friday 16 February

    Seven titles are up for grabs today at PyeongChang, with the men’s skeleton first up, followed by the women’s slalom and men’s super-G in Alpine Skiing. The men’s cross-country skiers will be taking on the 15km freestyle, the women are up in the snowboard cross, ski jumpers will be heading to Phoenix Park and the women’s 5,000m speed skating is on. Also on is the women's freestyle skiing event. The men’s figure skating also kicks off with the short programme.
    16 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Monday 12 February

    Seven gold medals are up for grabs on what promises to be an action-packed day. Both male and female biathletes will go for glory in the pursuit; while the figure skating team event reaches its conclusion in Gangneung. The freestyle skiers will battle it out in the men’s moguls final, while the destiny of the gold medal in the women’s snowboard slopestyle will also be decided. Back in Gangneung, the spotlight shines on the women’s 1,500m speed skating, and the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre will see the culmination of the second ever women’s Olympic ski jumping competition.
    12 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Saturday 10 February

    The first gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 will be awarded in the women’s cross-country skiathlon, an event that Norway’s Marit Bjørgen is aiming to win for the third time running. There are also golds to be claimed in short track speed skating, speed skating, biathlon and ski jumping.
    09 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Wüst set to make speed skating history at PyeongChang 2018

    Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst was an eight-time Olympic medallist at the age of 27, and the most decorated athlete at Sochi 2014. Refusing to rest on her laurels, she intends to raise the bar even higher at PyeongChang 2018.
    31 Jan 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Speed skaters dazzle as Gangneung Oval hosts Worlds

    The Gangneung Oval was put through its paces as the 2017 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships were staged in Gangneung, doubling up as the official test event for next year’s Olympic Winter Games.
    14 Feb 2017 | PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating, Olympic News
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