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  1. A history-making week?

    espnW

    Snowboarder Shaun White and speedskater Shani Davis could make history this week as the first American men to win three straight gold medals in the same event at the Winter Olympics. White, who dropped out of the slopestyle last week, will turn his s...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. espnW -- Jacki Munzel finds second chance to chase Olympic goal a...

    Jim Caple

    At this week's U.S. Olympic speedskating trials, Jacki Munzel showed you are never too old to chase your goal.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  3. Putting 'normal' holiday on ice

    Brittany Bowe

    You might think we'd go easy and relax a bit as we head into the Olympic trials in Salt Lake City on Dec. 27, but we've actually been hitting it pretty hard, both with training and racing. I've raced 18 times in the past five weeks, including four...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  4. espnW -- Training Tracks: Jessica Smith, Short-Track Speedskating...

    Dimity McDowell

    Short-track speedskater Jessica Smith lets us in on the physical, strategic and financial demands she's facing as she seeks her first Olympic berth.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  5. Happy 43rd, Catriona Le May Doan

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Catriona Le May Doan! The first woman speedskater to break the 38-second barrier in the 500 meters turns 43 today. The 500-meter gold medalist at both the 1998 Nagano Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Games was nicknamed "the fastest w...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  6. espnW -- Speedskater Kelly Gunther prepares for another Olympic t...

    Jane McManus

    As Kelly Gunther prepares for another Olympic trials, it's still a wonder to look back at all the American speedskater has overcome.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  7. espnW -- As she prepares for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Heather Ric...

    Dimity McDowell

    As Heather Richardson seeks her first Olympic medal, her speedskating training includes a lot of weights and some bandying about on the ice.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  8. A new world record!

    Brittany Bowe

    I felt just like I always do. As I skated to the starting line for Sunday's World Cup 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Utah Olympic Oval, it was just like any other race. In fact, it was my fourth of the weekend. I'd gotten a huge persona...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  9. espnW -- Five athletes share their Olympic journey

    Sarah Spain

    Bobsledder Nick Cunningham, ice skater Agnes Zawadzki, hockey player Karen Thatcher, speedskater Pat Meek and skeleton racer Seun Adebiyi share their journey to Sochi, one year out.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  10. Flashback to first Winter Olympics

    Lizzie Haldane

    France's Chamonix played host to the first ever Winter Olympics 89 years ago today. The United States, one of 16 nations represented, won four medals, including the first of the Games, when Charley Jewtraw won the 500-meter speedskating. Beatrix Lou...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. Olympic speedskater Katherine Reutter is hard at rehab

    Katherine Reutter

    In the latest entry in her blog series, Olympic speedskating medalist Katherine Reutter is back on her feet and rehabbing hard after surgery on her left hip.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  12. Speedskater Katherine Reutter set for surgery

    Katherine Reutter

    World-class athlete Katherine Reutter will endure two hip surgeries and the rehab that follows while inviting espnW readers to follow her journey to climb back to the top of her sport.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  13. How to jam in roller derby

    Jane McManus

    For jammers, there can be a lot of pressure that comes with the stars on their helmets.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2011
  14. Atomatrix and the Oly Rollers force derby to evolve

    Jane McManus

    With skaters who had been on wheels for decades, the Oly Rollers pushed the sport to a whole new level.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  15. Olympian Clara Hughes seeking the joy of six

    Kathryn Bertine

    Five-time Olympian Clara Hughes, who has won multiple medals in both cycling and speed skating, retired from the ice after last year's Vancouver Games. Now the two-sport superstar is back on the bike, and she has her sights set on her sixth Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2011