5 things to know about speedskating and unpredictable short track at the Sochi Winter Games

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United States long track speed skater Shani Davis glides around a turn as he practices in Adler Arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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NO OHNO: Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated American Winter Olympian ever with eight medals, called in a career after the Vancouver Game. Ohno was one of short track's most dynamic skaters, had a heated rivalry with the South Korean team, and was a magnet for television coverage in the United States. Alas, the audience this time will have to settle for him in an analyst role for NBC.


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