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Shani Davis Falls Short, Wins Silver in 1500 m

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Despite a valiant effort, Shani Davis was unable to take gold today in men's 1500 meter speedskating. That honor went instead to the Netherlands's Mark Tuitert. It was an upset, as many pegged Davis as the likely winner of the 1500 meter. Falling more than a half second behind Tuitert, Davis crossed wth a time of 1:46.10. Tuitert wone with a time of 1:45.57. Norway's Havard Bokko came in third with 1:46.13.Way off the podium was Davis' sometime rival, fellow American Chad Hedrick. Hedrick...Read Full Story

Shani Davis Wins Gold in 1000 m

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Forget the controversy. Forget the hijinks with Stephen Colbert. Forget the intra-team sniping. At this point, let's focus on one thing: Shani Davis is the best 1000-meter speed skater around, hands down. Davis won his second straight Olympic gold medal this evening, becoming the first person in history to win gold in the 1000 meter in two consecutive Olympics. He outpaced 500 meter winner Mo Tae-bum of South Korea, who slid in at 18-hundredths of a second behind Davis’ winning time of 1...Read Full Story

Shani Davis a Bust in the 5000 Meter

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Shani Davis, the sometimes controversial, always compelling speed skating star, had his first big loss at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The 27-year-old Davis came in a dissapointing 12th in the 5000-meter race. Davis finished with a time of 6:28.44. His fellow Americans didn't fair much better. Chad Hedrick finished 11th, while Trevor Marsicano placed 14th.The big winner was Dutch long-distance skater Sven Kramer, who sailed into victory with a time of 6:14.60. The time was good enough for a...Read Full Story

Shani Davis Paired with Sven Kramer for 5,000-Meter Race

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Shani Davis, US speed skater, is being paired with Sven Kramer of the Netherlands in a 5,000-meter race today. The match-up is supposed to be a big one, as Kramer is a leading contender in the sport. The European star is the world record-holder in the event and won 4 of 5 World Cup events in the 5,000 last year, according to ChicagoBreakingSports.com. Fellow US speed skater Chad Hedrick jokingly labeled the event "The Sven Kramer Show."Davis is the favored winner for the shorter 1,000...Read Full Story

Shani Davis, Speedskater, Calls Stephen Colbert a 'Jerk'

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You think for someone who spends the majority of their day encased in a full-body suit, Shani Davis would have more of a sense of humor about himself. The U.S. speedskater says that he's tired of the jokes from Stephen Colbert. Speaking to the Canadian Press, Davis said: "He's a jerk. You can put that in the paper." Ouch!Davis declined to elaborate on the statement, so we're not sure what exactly what Davis thinks Colbert is a jerk for. Davis had been asked about Colbert's repeated digs at...Read Full Story
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