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  1. J.R. Celski taking break from short track speed skating

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    J.R. Celski

    Three-time Olympic medalist planning his future but wants to return to skating at some point.

  2. Jeweler repairs Eddy Alvarez’s Olympic medal after fixing London gold medal

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Eddy Alvarez

    Short track skater’s 10-month-old nephew scuffed the Sochi silver.

  3. Viktor Ahn receives his meteorite medal

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Viktor Ahn

    Ahn won gold on Feb. 15, the one-year anniversary of the Chelyabinsk meteor.

  4. J.R. Celski, Jessica Smith win medals to close World Short Track Championships

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Wu Dajing J.R. Celski Charles Hamelin

    Celski won the 3000m to finish second for the overall World Championship.

  5. J.R. Celski wins 500m silver at World Championships after brush with Viktor Ahn

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    J.R. Celski

    Celski wins his first World Championships medal in four years.

  6. Sochi Olympic medalists prevail at short track worlds

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Charles Hamelin

    Charles Hamelin, Shim Suk-Hee win on first day of World Championships.

  7. What to watch on Day 14 of Sochi Olympics

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    Mikaela Shiffrin

    The compelling events, athletes and storylines for Friday.

  8. WATCH LIVE: Short track streams, including beginning of J.R. Celski’s last shot in 2014

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:15 AM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Short Track Speedskating

    Women’s 1000m and 3000m relay plus qualifying for men’s 500m.

  9. What to watch on Day 8 of Sochi Olympics

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    All the key events for Saturday.

  10. What to watch on Day 3 of Sochi Olympics

    Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Ole Einar Bjoerndalen

    Here’s a look at the compelling events, athletes and storylines of the Sochi Olympics on Monday, Feb. 10

  11. J.R. Celski watches Seahawks win Super Bowl with Heiden, Holcomb

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT

    J.R. Celski

    SOCHI, Russia — Noted Seahawks fan J.R. Celski shared his dreary-eyed Super Bowl excitement with a pair of Olympic champions. Celski, a two-time Olympic medalist short track speed skater from Federal Way, Wash., woke up at 3:30 a.m. Monday and watched the Seahawks take a 22-0 lead after two quarters on a stream in the Sochi Olympic…

  12. Anthony Lobello’s country switch a Winter Olympic first

    Feb 2, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    Anthony Lobello, Ariana Fontana

    SOCHI, Russia — One U.S. short track speed skater from the 2006 Olympics made it back for 2014. He’s not wearing the red, white and blue this time, though. In Sochi, Anthony Lobello will become the first athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics for the U.S. and then a later Winter Olympics for another…

  13. Emily Scott overcomes humble beginnings to realize Olympic dream

    Jan 27, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Emily Scott

    Emily Scott will be one of more than 200 athletes competing for the U.S. in Sochi and one of eight short track speed skaters. But the story of how she got there is as unique as any on the Olympic Team. Scott, 24, qualified for her first Olympics at the U.S. Short Track Trials on…

  14. World champion short track skater to miss Olympics after malignant tumor found

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

    Noh Jin-Kyu

    South Korean short track speed skater Noh Jin-kyu was ruled out of the Sochi Olympics last week due to a broken elbow. Upon further inspection, Noh actually had a five-inch malignant tumor in his shoulder. He underwent surgery to remove the cancerous tumor that could threaten his career and will undergo chemotherapy in two weeks, according to…

  15. Macklemore, J.R. Celski share unlikely bond

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

    Macklemore

    Short track speed skater J.R. Celski will return for his second Olympics in February, and he’ll have a Grammy-nominated duo rooting him on. Celski took a break from short track following winning two bronze medals in 2010, five months after crashing at the Olympic Trials and needing 60 stitches to sew up his leg. During that break,…

  16. Apolo Ohno breaks down international short track contenders

    Jan 16, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

    Viktor Ahn

    Short track speed skating at the Sochi Olympics will be a far different competition than four years ago. It will be missing the most decorated men’s Olympic skater of all time with the retirement of Apolo Ohno and likely to be without the most decorated woman, China’s Wang Meng, following Thursday’s news. Ohno will cover short track for…

  17. Wang Meng, short track star, doubtful for Sochi Olympics

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

    Wang Meng

    Chinese short track speed skater Wang Meng broke an ankle in training Wednesday and will probably miss the Olympics, according to reports out of China. Wang, a six-time Olympic medalist, collided with a teammate in training, according to Xinhua News Agency, quoting the head of Chinese winter sports administration. “If she receives this kind of surgery, Wang…

  18. Eddy Alvarez, Emily Scott make U.S. Olympic Short Track Team

    Jan 4, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

    Eddy Alvarez

    J.R. Celski and Jessica Smith dominated again, and two more skaters qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team at the short track trials Saturday. Celski and Smith, who won the 1500m on Friday, swept 500m races Saturday to earn Olympic berths in a second distance. Eddy Alvarez and Emily Scott finished second, again, on Saturday to clinch their first Olympic…

  19. J.R. Celski, Jessica Smith make U.S. Olympic Team at short track trials

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    J.R. Celski

    J.R. Celski cruised to victory. Jessica Smith crossed the finish line in second. But both raised their arms at the end of the second day of the U.S. Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Trials on Friday night. Celski qualified for his second Olympic team and Smith made her first by winning the men’s and women’s 1500m standings at the…

  20. J.R. Celski, Jessica Smith take early leads at U.S. Olympic Trials

    Jan 2, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

    Jessica Smith

    J.R. Celski took the first strides to what he hopes is his second Olympic team on Thursday. Jessica Smith began her quest toward her first Games. Celski and Smith swept the four- and nine-lap time trials at the U.S. Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Trials. That put both in the lead to secure Olympic berths in all three…

  21. Apolo Ohno ready for short track analyst debut at Olympic trials

    Jan 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Apolo Anton Ohno

    Apolo Ohno has a simple goal as he ventures into commentating. “Hopefully, I can bring a little bit of an inside perspective given my previous history in the sport,” he said. That likely won’t be a problem. Ohno, the most decorated Olympic skater and U.S. Winter Olympian of all time with eight medals, will call the…

  22. No U.S. women’s short track relay at Sochi Olympics

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Jessica Smith

    There will be no U.S. women’s short track relay team at the Olympics for the first time come February. The team was disqualified in the heats of a World Cup event in Kolomna, Russia, last week. The World Cup event was one of two Olympic qualifiers where the combined placements determined which seven nations (plus…

  23. Poland short track speed skaters turn to Playboy for funding

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Aida Bella

    The November issue of Playboy in Poland features an Olympic cover. Short track speed skaters Aida Bella and Marta Wojcik are the centerpiece, each holding skates while standing back to back (like the famous Larry Bird-Magic Johnson “Choose Your Weapon” ad by Converse, only with less clothing). Bella and Wojcik appeared in the magazine in hopes of garnering attention and funding leading into…

  24. Short track speedskater Viktor Ahn set to return to South Korea as Russian athlete

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Viktor Ahn

    One of the more intriguing non-American stories of the Sochi Olympics will come in short track speedskating. There, a rivalry could brew between a South Korean-born Russian and the always powerful South Korean team. Viktor Ahn, who won four medals as Ahn-Hyun Soo for South Korea at the 2006 Olympics, could be the biggest threat to…

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