Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sven Kramer is perhaps the most famous athlete in the Netherlands, so you can imagine the reaction when he was disqualified from the men's 10,000-metre speed-skating race at the Vancouver Olympics.
Kramer, a gold medallist in the 5,000-metre race, was given the wrong instructions by his coach and did not switch lanes at the appropriate time. He won the race, but lost the gold medal on the technical error.

This was so sad...all that hard work for many years.  His coach held up a sign for him to change lanes and it wasn't necessary.  He went onto the wrong area.  He was disqualified.  He was so upset.  I don't think the coach will get another job ... it was an incredibly stupid action on his part.

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