Olympic trials

Speed skaters train at the Gangneung Oval during a speed skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 09, 2018 - 3:37 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Perhaps no team has more to prove at the Pyeongchang Olympics than the U.S. speedskaters. Limited to one medal four years ago, they are eager to bounce back and show why their sport has produced the most medals for the U.S. in the Winter Games. Going 0 for 12 in long...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Jonathan Garcia competes in the men's 500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials in Milwaukee. Americans have adjusted their preparation routine to spend more time training at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, one of the sport’s important venues, ahead of the Pyeongchang Games. Like Pettit, the speedskating venue in South Korea is at sea level. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 02, 2018 - 2:10 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Speedskating needed an altitude adjustment after getting shut out in Sochi. Maybe the change will help the United States reclaim golden glory this month at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The U.S. team was left off the medal stand in 2014 after training too long at altitude even...
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Brian Hansen leads the group of skaters as he competes in the men's mass start race during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 07, 2018 - 9:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Joey Mantia needed to do to qualify for the mass start in the Olympics was to finish at the U.S. Speedskating trials. He took it a little easy to begin the race Sunday before adrenaline kicked in. The fifth-place finish on Sunday clinched Mantia's spot in the mass start at the...
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Brian Hansen competes in the men's 1,500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 06, 2018 - 8:30 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mia Mangenello made her first Olympic team with a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trial, capping a comeback following a five-year break from the sport. Manganello qualified with a time of 1 minute, 59.28 seconds Saturday night. Brittany Bowe won the...
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Erin Jackson reacts after competing in the women's 500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 05, 2018 - 9:16 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Erin Jackson surprised herself and almost everyone else at the U.S. speedskating trials, becoming a first-time Olympian after just four months on ice. Coming from the world of inline skating, Jackson qualified in the 500 meters by finishing third behind veterans Brittany Bowe and...
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Rebecca Simmons, right, and Carlijn Schoutens compete in the women's 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 04, 2018 - 8:10 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlijn Schoutens won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials, earning a second Olympic berth to go with the 3,000. She won in 7 minutes, 12.27 seconds on Thursday night. There were just two pairings for the 12 1/2-lap race. Skating her last lap, Schoutens lapped Rebecca...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Blair Cruikshank talks to a reporter during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials in Milwaukee. There's a new Blair in speedskating. And she's the teenage daughter of Olympic speedskating star Bonnie Blair. Blair Cruikshank competes in the 500 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 04, 2018 - 4:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — There's a new Blair on the big oval. The daughter of Olympic champion speedskater Bonnie Blair has taken up her mom's old sport. Even before strapping on her clap skates, you can't miss the family connection. Blair Cruikshank is a high school senior who got interested in...
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Shani Davis competes in the men's 1,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 03, 2018 - 8:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Warming up before the 1,000 meters, doubt was creeping into Shani Davis' mind. The two-time Olympic champion in the event even went so far as thinking what would happen if he didn't qualify for his fourth games. At age 35, Davis is surrounded by young, fast competitors. When he...
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Emery Lehman competes in the men's 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 02, 2018 - 7:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Emery Lehman won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials. Except he didn't earn an Olympic berth. That's because the U.S. doesn't have a spot in the event in Pyeongchang. Lehman, who made the 2014 Olympics as a high school student, won with a time of 6 minutes, 27.90...
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January 01, 2018 - 3:20 pm
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