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Speed Skating
Johnette Howard
February 09, 1998
Those noises coming from the M-Wave arena will be clapskates clapping and records breaking. Since the U.S. is without retirees Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen, Dutch men and German women will be the ones making the racket. In short track, Korea will cause most of the commotion.
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February 09, 1998

Speed Skating

Those noises coming from the M-Wave arena will be clapskates clapping and records breaking. Since the U.S. is without retirees Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen, Dutch men and German women will be the ones making the racket. In short track, Korea will cause most of the commotion.

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[Gold]Bob de Jong, The Netherlands
[Silver]Gianni Romme, The Netherlands
[Bronze]Kjeil Storelid, Norway
U.S. Tamburrino, who thrives in long races, should make the top 10.

WOMEN

500 METERS
February 13 and 14

[Gold]Catriona LeMay Doan, Canada
[Silver]Sabine V´┐Żlker, Germany
[Bronze]Franziska Schenk, Germany
U.S. The 1,000 may be her best event, but Chris Witty is also one of the world's top five at half that distance.

1,000 METERS
February 19

[Gold] Chris Witty, U.S.
[Silver]Franziska Schenk, Germany
[Bronze]Catriona LeMay Doan, Canada
U.S. The world-record holder, Witty will cruise. Marquette student Becky Sundstrom could also push into the top five.

1,500 METERS
February 16

[Gold]Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, Germany
[Silver]Emese Hunyady, Austria
[Bronze]Tonny de Jong, The Netherlands U.S. The distance figures to tire Witty and Sundstrom: top six for the former, top 10 for the latter.

3,000 METERS
February 11

[Gold]Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, Germany
[Silver]Claudia Pechstein, Germany
[Bronze]Svetlana Bazhanova, Russia
U.S. The pupil (and daughter) of two-time Olympic medalist Diane Holum, 17-year-old Kirstin Holum seems destined for the top 10.

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