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Can Niek Deelstra Become the Next Speed Skating Icon? | Heroes of the Future

Can Niek Deelstra Become the Next Speed Skating Icon? | Heroes of the Future

I’m Niek Deelstra, I’m 18 years old and a I’m Dutch speed skater. I think it’s great, the speed… My biggest dream is winning gold in the Olympics, and, yeah, that’s really my biggest dream. Well, speed skating is one of the biggest sports here in Holland. Nowhere else in the world is speed skating …

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3 Reasons Katie Couric Thinks Dutch People Skate to Work #NBCFail | GSUSE

3 Reasons Katie Couric Thinks Dutch People Skate to Work #NBCFail | GSUSE

Hi Katie Couric, it’s me the American Netherlander. And we really appreciated the unique way you introduced the Dutch Olympic team at the Winter Games for NBC. “The Dutch are really really good at speed skating. Skating is an important mode of transportation..” “..in a city like Amsterdam, which sits at sea level, as you …

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How Canada Made Ted-Jan Bloemen a Champion Speed Skater

How Canada Made Ted-Jan Bloemen a Champion Speed Skater

There are many things so beautiful about speed skating. It’s very physical, it’s very technical, and it’s just such a beautiful motion. When you’re hitting your stride, you feel like you’re flying, and it’s so fast. It’s a really, really cool feeling, and it’s very competitive. There’s a really high level of performance at the …

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Speed Skating Stories to Watch at PyeongChang 2018 | Olympic Winter Games

Speed Skating Stories to Watch at PyeongChang 2018 | Olympic Winter Games

Pyeongchang 2018 – stories to watch. Speed skating. Speed skating is thought to have originated in Scandinavia where natives strapped bones to their shoes so they could glide faster along frozen canals and rivers. The sport has been a part of every Winter Olympics since 1924. In Pyeongchang, competition will include the 500m for both …

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The Mistake That Cost Sven Kramer Olympic Gold | Strangest Moments

The Mistake That Cost Sven Kramer Olympic Gold | Strangest Moments

There aren’t many rules to Olympic speed-skating. Get around the rink as quickly as possible. That’s the gist. The fastest man or woman wins. But there’s one rule you have to remember – there are only two lanes on the speed-skating track and you have to skate one lap in one lane and then the …

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Erin Jackson Became A Speed Skater Four Months Ago. Now, She’s Making Olympic History. [Insights]

Erin Jackson Became A Speed Skater Four Months Ago. Now, She’s Making Olympic History. [Insights]

– Making the Olympic team after being out here for less than a year, it was definitely a shock. And — wow! Every day I’m getting out there, I’m getting more and more comfortable with the ice. So, hopefully, one day it will feel like second nature. What I like most is just the feeling …

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The Story of the Most Surprising Gold Medal: Steven Bradbury | Olympics on the Record

The Story of the Most Surprising Gold Medal: Steven Bradbury | Olympics on the Record

There’s Steven Bradbury, first on the left, lining up for the final of the men’s 1,000m speed-skating event at Salt Lake City. He was competing in his first Olympic men’s final at the age of 30, a career highlight for a veteran athlete who had paid his dues in a tough and dangerous sport. Bradbury …