Shani Davis (above) won two medals. Chad Hedrick led the U.S. men's pursuit team to bronze. The ice resurfacing machines malfunctioned. Speed skating produced countless memories, both good and bad. Around the Oval revisits the big storylines.
Sixteen laps into his 10,000m race, Dutchman Sven Kramer was cruising on his way to the gold medal. One lap later when his coach mistakenly directed him to the wrong lane, however, Kramer's golden dreams were shattered. We break it down.
The speed skating competition at the Vancouver Games had everything: surprise winners (Mo Tae-Bum), heartbreaking endings (Sven Kramer) and a lot of passionate fans. Thanks to the magic of photography, it was all caught on camera. Take a peek.
Clara Hughes began her 2010 Olympic experience by carrying Canada's flag into BC Place for the Opening Ceremony. She ended these Games -- her last Olympics -- by winning the 5000m bronze medal. See more highlights from Richmond below.
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Four-time Olympian Jennifer Rodriguez did not win a medal at the Vancouver Games and said she might hang up her skates.
U.S. speed skater Ryan Bedford had his head turned into the American flag before the 10,000m, his only race of the Games.
In speed skating -- one of six sports to have been a part of every Olympic Winter Games -- athletes race over artificial ice at speeds up to 37mph.
In 16 months, Sophie Muir went from being an inline skater to an Olympic speed skater.
Dutch speed skaters packed a secret weapon in Vancouver: high-tech speed suits.