Mar 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Americans put Olympic struggles behind them.
Mar 8, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT
U.S. speed skaters continue strong form after Olympic disappointments.
Feb 21, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT
Men’s and women’s preliminary rounds take place.
Feb 21, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT
The compelling events, athletes and storylines for Friday.
Feb 15, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT
SOCHI, Russia – One thought became clear as Shani Davis meandered through post-race media responsibilities, a half-hour that could best be described as melancholy. This was about far more than speed skating suits. A wardrobe change couldn’t save Davis and his teammates in the 1500m on Saturday. The four-time Olympic medalist was 11th in his…
Feb 15, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
“…The way things are looking, we might not get any, and it’s sad because we’ve had a lot of potential, a lot of talent, a lot of things going for us and looking good going forward.” – Davis
Feb 15, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT
Brian Hansen finished seventh to lead the Americans while Shani Davis, who had won silver in this distance at the last two Olympics, finished 11th.
Feb 15, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT
He won silver in the distance in 2010 and 2006.
Feb 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
All the key events for Saturday.
Feb 14, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT
Through the first six speedskating events in Sochi, the best result for a U.S. speedskater has been seventh.
Feb 12, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT
Davis, in the 18th of 20 pairings, logged a time of 1:09.12 that put him in seventh before he was bumped down one more spot by the finish.
Feb 11, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT
Here’s a look at the compelling events, athletes and storylines.
Feb 10, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
Shani Davis, the two-time defending Olympic champion speedskater in the 1000m, begins his Sochi Olympics program this morning in the 500m.
Jan 19, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT
Shani Davis and Heather Richardson won silver and bronze, respectively, at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, the final major international event before the Olympics. Davis used the event as a warm-up before Sochi. The World Sprint Championships consist of two 500m races and two 1000m races over two days. In the 1000m, Olympic champion Davis and world…
Jan 15, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT
Few athletes know Shani Davis better than Apolo Ohno. Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, has known Davis for 18 years. They used to skate short track together. Ohno, now with NBC Olympics, recently sat down with Davis as he prepares for the Sochi Olympics. In February, Davis could become the first U.S. man…
Dec 31, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT
Shani Davis will get a chance to defend Olympic medals in two distances in Sochi. Heather Richardson has a shot at the podium in three individual races. Davis won his second event at the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Trials, while Richardson took her third in the 1500m at the Utah Olympic Oval on Tuesday. They both won the…
Dec 29, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT
Shani Davis left no doubt in the 1000m Sunday, one day after a strange disqualification allowed him to qualify for the Olympics in the 500m. Jonathan Garcia, whose personal best skate was wiped out because he didn’t wear ankle transponders Saturday, is also likely headed to the Sochi Olympics in the 1000m. Davis won the 1000m…
Dec 28, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT
Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe can make plans for Sochi. Shani Davis is looking good, too. The three biggest stars of US Speedskating headlined the second day of the U.S. Olympic Trials in Kearns, Utah, on Saturday. Richardson and Bowe went one-two in the 500m. That put Richardson on her second U.S. Olympic Team and all but assured Bowe’s first…
Dec 26, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT
Up to 20 more athletes will qualify for Sochi at the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Trials in Salt Lake City over the next week. The U.S. has won more medals in speed skating than any other Winter Olympic sport, and it is projected to add to that total of 67 in Sochi. Shani Davis is a…
Dec 7, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
U.S. speed skaters bagged two more medals on the penultimate day of the final World Cup before the Sochi Olympics on Saturday. Shani Davis and Heather Richardson won bronze in the 1000m and 500m, respectively. The Berlin World Cup concludes with a men’s 500m and 5000m and a women’s 1000m and team pursuit Sunday. It’s the final opportunity…
Dec 6, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT
A single U.S. speed skater won an event on the first day of the Berlin World Cup, but not the one many would have thought. Not two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis. Not world sprint champion Heather Richardson. Not world-record holder Brittany Bowe. Rather, it was Joey Mantia who won the 1500m in 1 minute, 45.80 seconds, .03 better than Poland’s…
Nov 30, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT
U.S. speed skaters were spectacular on fast North American ice to start the World Cup season, but how they fared on slower European ice, beginning this weekend, would offer a more accurate gauge of their Olympic prospects. Brittany Bowe and Shani Davis continued to win in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday. The four-time Olympic medalist Davis took a 1000m…
Nov 16, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT
There were fast times and familiar faces on the World Cup podium on the notoriously speedy ice at the Utah Olympic Oval on Saturday. Shani Davis won the 1000m in 1 minute, 6.88 seconds, the second fastest time in the world since Davis broke the world record four years ago. It was his second gold medal…
Nov 15, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT
U.S. speed skaters flexed their muscle with three medals to open the Salt Lake City World Cup on Friday. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis won the 1500m in 1 minute, 41.98 seconds, his fastest time since his world record 1:41.04 in 2009. Davis, who won gold in the 1000m and silver in the 1500m…
Nov 9, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT
Shani Davis showed he’s still king of the 1000m on Saturday. Davis, who won Olympic gold in the 1000m in 2006 and 2010, took first place in the distance in 1 minute, 7.46 seconds at the opening World Cup event of the speed skating season in Calgary, Alberta. It was Davis’ second medal of…
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