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Speed Skating ISU Allround World Championships 2018

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heywoodu    2,971

After 125 years (!), the mother of all speed skating events is back in Amsterdam :bowdown:

 

Back in those days, it was done at the Museumplein, now it's the Olympic Stadium where they've covered the track with ice, known as 'The Coolest Track of the Netherlands'.

 

Draws and results (also live) can, as always, be found on ISU's official page:

http://live.isuresults.eu/2017-2018/amsterdam/

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Nate River    167

Quite cool to have these championships in a big stadium.

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heywoodu    2,971
7 minutes ago, Nate River said:

Quite cool to have these championships in a big stadium.

And it's promising to be not really good weather....we might see some old-school speed skating that I haven't seen at this level in more than 10 years :d (Universiade last year in a snow storm in Medeo beat everything, but that's very, very far from this level :p )

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Dragon    263
4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

And it's promising to be not really good weather....we might see some old-school speed skating that I haven't seen at this level in more than 10 years :d (Universiade last year in a snow storm in Medeo beat everything, but that's very, very far from this level :p )

14 c and raining.

Winner may be the best breaststroke swimmer

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dcro    2,466

This has a great prospect of being one of the most scenic sports competitions of the year. :bowdown:

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heywoodu    2,971

"In 1893, Jaap Eden made history by becoming the first 'Master of the World' at the Museumplein. Now, 125 years later, all 'Masters of the World' come together at the Rijksmuseum for a historical dinner at the eve of the world allround championships."

 

All living world champions (mostly) :) 

 

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heywoodu    2,971

Alright, not all of them. No sweet Anni, no Gunda Niemann, no Ids Postma (who would of course be there if sweet Anni was there, since they're married), no Shani Davis. Oh well, still a lot of medals right there :d 

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George_D    70

i will make a prediction. Dutch will capture all gold medals

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heywoodu    2,971
24 minutes ago, George_D said:

i will make a prediction. Dutch will capture all gold medals

There are only two available (the ones per distance don't really count), the chance is not that small this time :p 

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