Sven Kramer wins first Olympic speed skating gold


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.

The unnecessary death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili: here. And here.

Christopher Hitchens and sports: here.

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