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U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke

U.S. Olympic speedskater John-Henry Krueger announced on Monday that he is joining his brother on the Hungarian Olympic team, ending a lengthy spat between U.S. Skating and the Krueger brothers.

Idiot On The Ice Dons Tutu, Monkey-Shaped Dick Pouch To Run On Rink After Olympic Medal Ceremony Idiot On The Ice Dons Tutu, Monkey-Shaped Dick Pouch To Run On Rink After Olympic Medal Ceremony

Those who stuck around after the medal ceremony for men’s 1,000m speed skating today were treated to the sight of a rather portly man, clad in a very short pink tutu and a monkey-shaped pouch that held his dick, running on the ice to perform a little dance.

Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans

The Holland House is the place to be for the Pyeongchang Olympics if you’re Dutch. It has concerts, drunken revelry, appearances by medal-winning Dutch athletes, and possible minor head injuries. Speedskating quartet Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest, and Koen Verweij attended a party at the house last night…

Netherlands Short-Track Team Wins Bronze Medal For World-Record Race, Didn’t Even Compete In Final Netherlands Short-Track Team Wins Bronze Medal For World-Record Race, Didn’t Even Compete In Final

Short-track speed skating has been popular since its introduction to the Winter Olympics in 1992 for two reasons: its high-speed, exciting races and the propensity for athletes to crash. And in yesterday’s women’s 3,000-meter short-track relay, fans got to see both.

North Korean Speed Skater Appears To Trip Opponent After Falling North Korean Speed Skater Appears To Trip Opponent After Falling

North Korean short-track speed skater Kwang Bom Jong caused a stir during a preliminary heat of the men’s 500 meter race. Right after the start of his race he stumbled and fell flat on his stomach, at which point he appeared to reach out and attempt to trip Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.

Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare

Last week, British short track speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500m race and finished fourth in an event she holds the world record, adding another disappointing finish to an Olympic career that’s been waylaid by an avalanche of bad luck. Christie was distraught after her fourth straight Olympic race…

Elise Christie's Suspicious Short Track Crash Is As Frustrating As It Gets Elise Christie's Suspicious Short Track Crash Is As Frustrating As It Gets

British speed skater Elise Christie is one of the fastest women in the world on the short track, and she’s probably the most likely athlete to win a gold medal for Team GB in Pyeongchang. She owns the world record in the 500-meter, has a pair of World Championship gold medals, and has won several European…

Erin Jackson Earns Olympic Speedskating Spot After Only Four Months On The Ice Erin Jackson Earns Olympic Speedskating Spot After Only Four Months On The Ice

Yesterday, Erin Jackson, 25, became the first black woman to make an Olympic team for long-track speedskating. She qualified in third place with a time of 39.04 in the 500 meter event at the U.S. Speedskating Trials in Milwaukee, Wisc.

A Lawsuit Threatens The Future Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport A Lawsuit Threatens The Future Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport

German Claudia Pechstein is the most successful speed skater ever. She won a medal in five consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2006—nine medals overall, five of them gold—and might've made it six straight had she not been banned by the International Skating Union (ISU) for two years in 2009, for blood doping.…

[Valerie Maltais of Canada competes in a women's 1000m short track speedskating quarterfinal. AP Photo/Bernat Armangue.]

Is Time For Cat Falling Through Olympic Arena Ceiling Is Time For Cat Falling Through Olympic Arena Ceiling

Lots of space has been spent on the (admittedly adorable) dogs of Sochi. But where is the cat coverage? Why are we not awwwing over the stray felines in and around the Olympics? Mostly because they're just fucking shit up.

How A Century-Old Skate Design Completely Changed Modern Speed Skating How A Century-Old Skate Design Completely Changed Modern Speed Skating

Equipment can be a funny thing in sports, as we've seen with the ongoing Under Armor race suit debacle. But that's nothing compared to what happened in 1996, when the International Skating Union allowed skaters to begin using clap skates (or slap skates, depending on who you ask) in competitions.

Ditching The New Under Armour Suit Didn't Help Speedskater Shani Davis Ditching The New Under Armour Suit Didn't Help Speedskater Shani Davis

Under Armour's latest speedskating suits weren't working well with the U.S. team, so some skaters switched, including Shani Davis. The change didn't do much for him in the individual 1,500-meter race.

U.S. Speedskating Moves To Drop Under Armour Race Suits U.S. Speedskating Moves To Drop Under Armour Race Suits

U.S. Speedskating has officially requested permission to switch race suits, with a number of skaters convinced the new Under Armour suits are responsible for their underwhelming performances so far.

Is A Crappy Under Armour Race Suit Slowing Down U.S. Speed Skating? Is A Crappy Under Armour Race Suit Slowing Down U.S. Speed Skating?

The U.S. has sucked something fierce in speed skating so far at Sochi. Through more than half of its races, Team USA still hasn't medaled. This is astonishing, because speed skating is traditionally one of the U.S.'s strongest winter sports. One explanation for the dip? As the Wall Street Journal first reported, it…

[Women's 500-meter short track speedskating silver medalist Arianna Fontana of Italy, right, gestures as bronze medalist Park Seung-hi of South Korea, left, and gold medalist Li Jianrou of China pose with their medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics. AP Photo/David Goldman.]

Speed Skater Wins Gold After Everyone Else Crashes Speed Skater Wins Gold After Everyone Else Crashes

China's Li Jianrou found the perfect place to be in today's women's 500-meter short track final: the back of the pack.

Shani Davis And Koen Verweij Are Best Olympic Bros Shani Davis And Koen Verweij Are Best Olympic Bros

American speed skater Shani Davis is a minor celebrity in America, but he's practically a folk hero in the Netherlands, where speed skating is beloved all year round. According to the Wall Street Journal, Davis is so respected by the Dutch that even his Olympic rival, Koen Verweij, considers him a hero.

Russian Skater Gets Away With False Start Thanks To Broken Starter Pistol Russian Skater Gets Away With False Start Thanks To Broken Starter Pistol

Ekaterina Lobysheva is a veteran Russian speed skater, but everything about her run during today's 500m prelims in Sochi today was amateur hour—from the broken starter pistol that let her get away with a second, disqualifying false start, to the broken ice that made her wipe out at the end.

Speed Skaters Have Gotten A Lot Faster Since 1924 Speed Skaters Have Gotten A Lot Faster Since 1924

Similar to what The New York Times did for the 100m dash in 2012, The Wall Street Journal has developed a great graphic to show just how much faster the top speed skaters have gotten over the years. The still above is part of an animation pitting every male 500m gold medalist against each other; the 2002 winner (Casey…

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