Nao Kodaira, Japan’s first Olympic women’s speed skating champion, sets retirement

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Nao Kodaira, the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic speed skating title, said she will race for the last time at her national championships. [more]

Olympic gold medalist breaks speed record on ice

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Kjeld Nuis, a three-time Olympic speed skating champion from the Netherlands, broke his own speed record by skating 64 miles per hour on a Norwegian lake. [more]