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Norwegian women, Dutch speedskaters strike gold

2014 Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — The Norwegian women revived their cross country skiing dominance at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday and the Dutch added two more speedskating gold medals to their record haul.
Marit Bjoergen won her sixth career gold medal by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race. A week ago, Norway’s heavily favored women’s relay team finished a disappointing fifth, touching off a mini-crisis in the ski-crazed Scandinavian country.
The Netherlands won both men’s and women’s team pursuit races in speedskating, giving the Dutch eight gold medals out of 12 events, and 23 ...


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