Sven Kramer of the Netherlands has won the first Olympic speed skating gold, at the 5,000m for men in Vancouver, Canada.
Second was Seung-Hoon Lee from South Korea; only 21 years old, who started skating 400 m tracks only recently, being a short tracker before that.
The bronze medal at this Winter Olympics event was for Ivan Skobrev from Russia.
This is a video of another 5,000m race of Sven Kramer.
Christopher Hitchens and sports: here.