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RSS FeedsReady to rock: Short track venue will be jumpin` at Olympics
(World News USA)

 
 

13 january 2018 19:44:12

 
Ready to rock: Short track venue will be jumpin` at Olympics
(World News USA)
 




If you like your Olympic competition staid and sportsmanlike, the short track speedskating rink isn`t the place. The skaters` helmets and pads are a dead giveaway elbows will be flying at high speeds. Darting down low or around the pack to secure a better position can cause crashes that earned the sport its reputation as roller derby on ice. Throw in the fact that South Korea is a hotbed for short track and it makes sense that Gangneung Ice Arena will seat 12,000 spectators for the rock `em, sock `em action. How prickly and passionate is the host country about the sport that has been its best? Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian, was once public enemy No. 1 there. At the 2002...
 
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