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Well, the first event went off in Richmond, the men's 5000m. To nobody's surprise, Sven Kramer won the Netherlands' 100th Olympic Gold medal, in an Olympic record time of 6:14.60. What was surprising was the rest of the podium: former short tracker Lee Seung-Hoon of South Korea won silver (Asian speed skaters are really only known in sprint distances) while Russia's Ivan Skobrev won the bronze, just edging Norway's Havard Bokko by under one second.

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Epic, epic, EPIC women's semifinals in the TP. Japan had a lead of over a second against Poland, but Poland nearly came back, loosing by only 0.19 seconds. If that wasn't exiting enough, Germany had a

Kramer will be the star of these games. 3 Golds is a near certainty.

Wouldn't be so sure about the Team Pursuit, anything can happen there.

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Wow, Grooves got her medal by 0.03s... Great fight for bronze!

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Disappointed for Clara!

I think getting a medal at all in the 3000m was a good sign. That race is not Clara's specialty, and it indicated that she's in form (not sure she will be able to beat Sablikova, tough).

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One for Germany and one for the Netherlands. Who will get it next on the long track? Stay tuned...

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It's all or nothing today for Jeremy Wotherspoon. Last chance to do something at the Olympics.

Fixed.

Seriously, tough, no mater what he does today he will still go down as one of the best Speed Skater of all time.

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What's fixed?

Well, he is an 8 time world champion and an Olympic silver medalist. Saying that its his last time to do something is rather hash...

Although it would be nice to see him win gold.

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Well, he is an 8 time world champion and an Olympic silver medalist. Saying that its his last time to do something is rather hash...

Although it would be nice to see him win gold.

Well this is his last chance to surprise at these games and finally get a gold.

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