Sochi 2014

Bjoergen, Sundby win Cup races
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

LAHTI, Finland (AP) Norway's triple Olympic gold medalist Marit Bjoergen and Olympic bronze medalist Martin Johnsrud Sundby dominated cross-country skiing World Cup races on Sunday.

Bjoergen completed the women's 10-kilometer individual race in 25 minutes, 5.3 seconds, beating Sweden's Charlotte Kalla by 26.9 seconds.

Therese Johaug, also of Norway, finished third - 27.6 seconds behind.

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    Speedskating

    The sport of speedskating, in its traditional and most-recognized long-track format, has been part of every Winter Olympics since the Games originated in 1924 in Chamonix. Those initial events featured only male competitors. Women's events were added as a demonstration sport for the 1932 Games, but did not receive official Olympic status until 1960. Men and women will each compete in six events on the 400-meter track at Sochi's Adler Arena, beginning with the men's 5,000 meters on Feb. 8 and concluding with both team pursuit races on Feb. 22. While the Netherlands' 82 medals are the most won in Olympic speedskating history, the United States leads the way with 29 golds.

Speedskating 

CountryTotal
 Netherlands87823
 Poland1113
 Russian Federation0123
 Czech Republic1102
 South Korea1102
 Canada0112
 China1001

Featured Athlete

Shani Davis
USA Shani Davis United States of America

  • Sport: Speed Skating
  • Height / Weight: 1.88m / 86.2 kg 6'2" / 190 lbs
  • Birthdate: 8/13/1982
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL, USA