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    Long Track Speed Skating

    No rest for the winners

    By RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun
      Jeremy Wotherspoon wants to still be skating when the 2002 Olympics roll around, and not just to go for more medals.
     "I learned at the Olympics what it's all about, and that's probably makes me want to go (back) the most," said the travel-weary silver medallist.
  • Feb. 25: Full story




    Catriona tests her medal

    By TOM BRENNAN -- Calgary Sun
      Something was happening to Catriona Le May Doan's shiny new medals.
     They were getting, well, banged up.
     "There are chips on it, from me walking and them knocking against each other," reported Canada's Queen of Speed.
  • Feb. 25: Full story
  • Feb. 23: Le May Doan unsure of reaction
  • Feb. 22: Le May Doan to carry flag

    Canada right on track

    By STEVE SIMMONS -- Toronto Sun
      The largest Canadian star of the Winter Olympic Games was the speed-skating team.
     It gave Canada nine of its 15 medals. If it had been a nation on its own, the speed skating team would have beaten 61 of the 72 countries here.
      And the strength was in both long-track and short-track speed skating.
  • Feb. 23: Full story

    Bright future for Canada

    By DAN RALPH -- The Canadian Press
     NAGANO, Japan (CP) -- Susan Auch's Olympic experience is complete.
     For years, the Winnipeg native was has been Canada's best -- and pretty much only -- long-track speed skater of note. But with the emergence of Saskatoon's Catriona Le May Doan and young men's stars like Kevin Overland of Kitchener, Ont., and Jeremy Wotherspoon of Red Deer, Alta., Auch says she can finish her Olympic career without concern for the team's future.
  • Feb. 20: Full story

    Pechstein sets world record

     NAGANO, Japan (AP) -- Claudia Pechstein watched teammate Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann become the first woman speedskater to break 7 minutes in the 5,000, then went out and did even better.
     Pechstein finished in 6:59.61 Friday to beat Niemann-Stirnemann by four-hundredths of a second and win the gold.
  • Feb. 20: Full story and results
  • Feb. 20: Pechstein beats Gunda the Great for the gold
  • Feb. 20: Pechstein makes mark by upsetting Gunda the Great

    MORE HEADLINES
  • Feb. 21: Gold for the Dutch, hope for the Americans
  • Feb. 21: Wotherspoon's sister act
  • Feb. 20: Le May Doan should carry our flag
  • Feb. 20: Le May Doan finally cashes in
  • Feb. 19: Le May Doan wins bronze
  • Feb. 19: Timmer denies Witty gold medal
  • Feb. 19: Bonnie who? Witty sets her own course
  • Feb. 18: Dutch tap American medalist to coach sprints
  • Feb. 18: U.S. skater thrilled to skate against Gunda

    Archive of Olympic Long Track Stories