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Topic - Claudia Pechstein
A German court has rejected speedskater Claudia Pechstein's bid to win compensation for her contested doping suspension, but raised questions over whether athletes must agree to recognize rulings from sports tribunals.
In the end, Claudia Pechstein walked away from her sixth Olympics with only a small distinction. No medal, no records, no revenge.
Martina Sablikova really wanted this gold medal.
Ireen Wust of the Netherlands and Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic renew their speedskating rivalry in the Olympic women's 5,000 meters.
Ireen Wust looks to continue a dominant Olympics for herself and the Netherlands in the women's 1,500 meters speedskating.
The race went perfectly for Olga Graf.
Ireen Wust held up three fingers.
German veteran Claudia Pechstein wanted a medal in the 3,000 meters to get back at speedskating authorities who forced her to miss the last Olympics.
Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a speedskating gold medal at her third straight Winter Olympics, knocking off defending champion Martina Sablikova in the 3,000 meters Sunday.
Still cursing the suspension which ruled her out of the Vancouver Games four years ago, German veteran Claudia Pechstein is back at the Olympics with a realistic shot at a record-breaking win in Sunday's 3,000 meters.
Anger is her energy.
Speedskating has been on the Olympic program since the first Winter Games in 1924, while its unpredictable offshoot, short track, became an official sport in 1992.
Shani Davis will be chasing history at the Sochi Olympics.
She says a hereditary anomaly was responsible but lost an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
"Why should this be the end?" she said rhetorically when asked if she might skate at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.