Short Track Speedskating
Apr 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
Three-time Olympic medalist planning his future but wants to return to skating at some point.
Mar 27, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT
Short track skater’s 10-month-old nephew scuffed the Sochi silver.
Mar 21, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT
Ahn won gold on Feb. 15, the one-year anniversary of the Chelyabinsk meteor.
Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
Celski won the 3000m to finish second for the overall World Championship.
Mar 15, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT
Celski wins his first World Championships medal in four years.
Mar 14, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Charles Hamelin, Shim Suk-Hee win on first day of World Championships.
Feb 21, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT
The compelling events, athletes and storylines for Friday.
Feb 18, 2014, 4:15 AM EDT
Women’s 1000m and 3000m relay plus qualifying for men’s 500m.
Feb 15, 2014, 6:24 AM EDT
Tough going for the U.S. program.
Feb 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
All the key events for Saturday.
Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
Here’s a look at the compelling events, athletes and storylines of the Sochi Olympics on Monday, Feb. 10
Feb 3, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT
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…
Feb 2, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT
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…
Jan 27, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT
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…
Jan 24, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT
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…
Jan 16, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT
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,…
Jan 16, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT
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…
Jan 16, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT
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…
Jan 4, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT
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…
Jan 3, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT
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…
Jan 2, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT
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…
Jan 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
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…
Nov 19, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT
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…
Nov 12, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT
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…
Oct 2, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT
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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