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Wust wins duel of Olympic speed skating champs

Wust wins duel of Olympic speed skating champs

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Irene Wust won a battle of Olympic speed skating champions Sunday and an unheralded Russian claimed the host nation's first medal of the Sochi Games.
German skater's doping ban upheld

German skater's doping ban upheld

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Claudia Pechstein, who has won nine speed skating Olympic medals for Germany, will miss the 2010 Winter Olympics because of a doping ban.

Pechstein falls short of Olympic history

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Clara Hughes of Canada prevented Germany's Claudia Pechstein from setting a special Olympic record Saturday by winning the 5,000-meter speed skating race.

Olympic Medal: Women's 5000 Speed Skating

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Clara Hughes of Canada won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the women's 5,000-meter speed skating race.

Wust shocks veterans in women's 3000

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Ireen Wust of the Netherlands surprised her more seasoned colleagues Sunday to win the women's Olympic 3,000-meter speed skating race. Some of the best skaters the sport has to offer had yet to compete when Wust posted her time of 4:02.43.

Olympic Medal: Women's 3000 Speed Skating

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the women's 3,000-meter speed skating race.

Pechstein wins last gold at Oval

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- German speed skater Claudia Pechstein gave herself a belated birthday present Saturday, setting a world record en route to another Olympic gold medal in the 5,0

Olympic Medal -- W 5000m Speed Skating

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Claudia Pechstein of Germany won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in women's 5,000-meter speed skating. The silver went to Gretha Smit of the Netherlands and the

Pechstein shatters world 3,000 record

KEARNS, Utah, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Germany's Claudia Pechstein shattered her own world record Sunday to win the gold medal in the women's 3,000-meter speed skating competition and cap a steady de

Sunday Olympic Medal Winners

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sunday's medal winners at the Winter Olympics:

Olympic Medal -- W 3,000m Speed Skating

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10 (UPI) --
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