Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Speed Skating’ Category

Ted-Jan Bloemen credits move to Canada for career turnaround

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Ted-Jan Bloemen knows all too well the pressure of competing for a country whose citizens grow up skating. For more than half of his career, Bloemen competed in the Netherlands, where speed skating is as revered as hockey is in Canada.

Ivanie Blondin has taken a long track to speed skating success

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Ivanie Blondin is a world champion and a medal threat in the new mass start event in Pyeongchang. But her path to speed-skating success hasn't come without its share of obstacles.

Long track speed skating: What you need to know for the Olympics

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Ted-Jan Bloemen Speed Skating Canada

Long track speed skating is one of the most compelling sports at the Winter Olympics, with competitors racing around the 400-metre loop with a mix of grace and power. Here's a guide to how to enjoy the competition in Pyeongchang, along with an introduction to the newest event.