For the neurotic: Long track speed skating

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

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The combination of rhythmic racing and quick circuits on the ice make this an extremely calming sport to watch amidst all of the extreme jumping, spinning and slipping. The U.S. took home four medals in Vancouver, and look to meet this haul again with leader Shani Davis still on top of world competitions. Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe are also looking to Team U.S.A.’s medal count.

The events range from a 500-meter distance up to 10,000-meters. Other usual contenders in this event are teams from South Korea and the Netherlands who have both put up gold-medal results in international meets.