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Richmond mayor hails legacies of Vancouver 2010

In particular, Mayor Malcolm Brodie highlighted the benefits that Richmond has enjoyed as a result of the 2010 Winter Games, such as the Richmond Olympic Oval, which was built especially for the long-track speed skating events and has...Show More Summary

Who Wants Tickets To The Yonex Canada Open?

The Yonex Canada Open 2010 happens at the Richmond Olympic Oval from July 13 – 18 and I got tickets to all the games! I’m really looking forward to this because I have yet to step inside the Richmond Oval. For those who don’t know, the Yonex Canada Open is a badminton tournament that [...]

Turning Beetle-Infested Wood to Good (Design) Use

Images by B. Alter Of all the new architecture built for the Vancouver Olympics, the Richmond Olympic Oval is the jewel in the crown. Its clean soaring lines and 17 graceful arches that make up the wood ceiling give the building grandeur...Show More Summary

U.S. men's speedskating team wins silver medal in team pursuit

After posting eye-opening upsets on Friday, the United States men couldn't cut through the ear-splitting din at Richmond Olympic Oval and beat the home team for gold. That went instead to the favorites from Canada, who led a fairly comfortably...

Interactive: An icon for Vancouver

Intended as a lasting architectural symbol of the Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval will host the long-track speedskating competition during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Located south of downtown, the $143-million facility sits on the banks of the Fraser River across...

Naturally, politicians right at home glad-handing in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Picture it: speedskating, Wednesday afternoon, Richmond Olympic Oval.Sitting amid a small cluster of reporters was IOC president Jacques Rogge.Cheerful and relaxed, he talked about skating on ponds in Belgium...Show More Summary

Today is the gayest day of the Winter Olympics (so far)

5 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : After Ellen

We are in the middle of the (openly) gayest 24 hours of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Last night, out Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust stunned a raucous arena of Canadian fans in Richmond Olympic Oval when she won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters. Show More Summary

Not Bogged Down Over Cranberries

Richmond, the site of the speedskating oval, also has an Olympic feature made from cranberries.

The New Adventures Of Cold Christine [Snap Judgment]

[Vancouver, February 18. Image via Getty]A Canadian fan celebrates during the flower ceremony after Canada's Christine Nesbitt won the women's 2010 Winter Olympics 1,000m speedskating event at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, outside Vancouver, on February 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Fast Times [Snap Judgment]

[Vancouver, February 16. Image via Getty.] VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 16: Shihomi Shinya of Japan reacts after competing in the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Colbert, Speed Skating’s No. 1 Fan, Cheers On U.S.

Stephen Colbert, the man who put speed skating on the cover of Sports Illustrated, had a front-row seat at the Richmond Olympic Oval to take in the men's 1000 meter race Wednesday.

It's showtime for Shani: 1,000-meter race on tap

5 years agoSports : Game On!

World recordholder and defending Olympic champion Shani Davis takes to the ice today (7 p.m. ET; finals live on NBC) in pursuit of gold in the men's 1,000-meter long-track speedskating event at the Richmond Olympic Oval (race preview here).

Korea wins another long-track speedskating gold medal

Lee Sang-hwa of Korea defeated two favorites to capture the gold medal in the 500 meters for women's long-track speedskating this afternoon at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver. Germany's Jenny Wolf, the world record-holder in the event, and China's...

J-Rod, USA women skate for 500 meter medals

5 years agoSports : Game On!

Women's speedskating is underway at the Richmond Olympic Oval, where the biggest question is not who will win, but whether, will the ice hold up without any mishaps that marred Monday's night's men's event? ...

Shani Davis pulls out of Olympic 500

As the second round of the 2010 Olympic Games men’s 500-meter competition started at the Richmond Olympic Oval Monday night, Shani Davis was riding an exercise bike in a back room. Davis, the 2006 Olympic 1,000-meter champion, pulled out of the 500 before his second race after the competition had an hour-plus delay because of a [...]Show More Summary

Whitmore last after first round

With the Richmond Olympic Oval Zamboni finally working, the first of two rounds in the 2010 Olympic Games men’s 500-meter competition is finally complete. Finland’s Mika Poutala leads with a time of 34.86 seconds, followed by South Korea’s Tae-Bum Mo and Japan’s Joji Kato at 34.92 and 34.93. So far it has been a rough night for [...]Show More Summary

Men's 500-meter speedskating race is delayed

Forget about the snow issues in the mountains. How about the ice issues on the track? For the second straight day at Richmond Olympic Oval, an ice resurfacing machine (we call them Zambonis; here, they're Olympias) mishap has delayed competition....

Flame/Canada [Snap Judgment]

[Vancouver, February 14. Image via Getty]Bronze medallist Canada's Kristina Groves waves to the audience at the end of her Ladies' 3000 m Speedskating event at Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond outside Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 14, 2010. AFP PHOTO TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 – Adventures in Speed Skating!

5 years agoSports / Olympics : 2010VanFan

It was a wonderfully adventurous day today… I am going to leave out some parts of the story, as it is long, but the end result was that our new best pal and cab driver extraordinaire, Vino, dropped us at the Richmond Olympic Oval (ROO) at 12:40pm this afternoon, 20 minutes before the women’s 3,000m [...]

Speedskating: Richmond Olympic Oval

Intended as a lasting architectural symbol of the Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval will host the long-track speedskating competition during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Located south of downtown, the $143-million facility sits on the banks of the Fraser River across...

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