Speed Skating

Speed skating, traditionally America’s best sport in the Winter Games, has changed a lot since its inception on the frozen canals of Amsterdam in the 13th century. Namely, it’s gone from iron skates on wooden shoes to the fastest human powered, non-mechanical aided sport in the world. But one constant has remained: the Dutch still dominate.

A Symphony Of Split-Second Olympic Results

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Canada's Christine Nesbitt won gold in Women's Speed Skating 1000m in Vancouver by just 0.02 seconds. Such a close margin is difficult to really understand -- after all, it's roughly the same...

Winter Olympics Day 13 Results: USA And Canada Win In Men's Hockey Quarters, Vonn Breaks Finger

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Men's Hockey quarterfinals took center stage Wednesday at the Olympics. Team USA got two goals from Zach Parise in a 2-0 win over Switzerland, America's first shutout since the 2002 games.`

Apolo Anton Ohno: Sleepy, Hungover, Or Just Apathetic?

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Yahoo! Sports investigates: Why does Apolo Anton Ohno yawn before his races?↵You can click through for the answer, but before you do, vote in our totally scientific and entirely accurate poll,...

Winter Olympics Zambonis: You're Doing It Wrong

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Following Sunday's pothole debacle at the Daytona 500, we had another race track mishap Monday night, when the Zambonis ice resurfacing machines at the Richmond Olympic Ovalin in Vancouver were...

Apolo Anton Ohno Wins Silver In ST Speed Skating 1500m, Sixth Career Medal

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Apolo Anton Ohno was in fourth place in the final turn of the men’s Short Track Speed Skating 1500m Saturday, behind three Koreans, and seemingly set to miss the medal podium. But in a split...

J.R. Celski Wins Bronze Medal Five Months After Gruesome Injury

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Much of the focus in men's short-track speedskating has been on Apolo Ohno's quest to become the United States' highest decorated Winter Olympics medalist. Yet it's his teammate, J.R. Celski, who...

Apolo Anton Ohno Wins Silver In ST Speed Skating 1500m, Sixth Career Medal

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Apolo Anton Ohno was in fourth place in the final turn of the men's Short Track Speed Skating 1500m Saturday, behind three Koreans, and seemingly set to miss the medal podium. But in a split...

Kramer Wins Speed Skating Gold In Men's 5000 m

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Holland's Sven Kramer, a two-time medalist in Turin, took home his first Olympic gold medal Saturday afternoon, winning the men's 5000 m with an OR time of 6:14:60. Immediately after his win became...

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