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That's a wrap: Celski qualifies for 3rd event at Sochi Olympics

Beth Harris, The Associated Press
Jan 6 2014 - 1:14am

KEARNS -- Apolo Anton Ohno tabbed J.R. Celski as a future star four years ago.With Ohno now retired and doing TV commentary, Celski has stepped into the void as the dominant American short track speedskater.He won the 1,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday, giving Celski three individual events to compete in at the Sochi Games.Celski heads...

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Celski, Smith clinch second Olympic short track spots

Beth Harris, The Associated Press
Jan 5 2014 - 12:04am

KEARNS -- J.R. Celski clinched a second short track speedskating event for the Sochi Olympics. He was almost happier to have childhood rival and friend Eddy Alvarez make the team.Celski dominated the 500 meters at the U.S. trials on Saturday, winning both of the finals. Jessica Smith led all the way in winning the women's sprint, ensuring she'll...

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U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 11:55pm

Olympic berths were decided on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Jan. 4, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval.Photos by The Associated Press

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Column: Without Ohno, short track not as much fun

Paul Newberry, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 8:33pm

KEARNS, Utah -- Apolo Anton Ohno is strolling around the Utah Olympic Oval, snappily dressed in a black sport coat and slacks, having traded his skates for a microphone.He eagerly poses for pictures and enthusiastically chats up anyone who's willing to listen to his single-minded message: Short track is a thrilling sport worthy of your attention."...

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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Celski and Smith earn short track berths

Beth Harris, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:38am

KEARNS -- J.R. Celski is picking up right where Apolo Anton Ohno left off four years ago.Celski qualified for his second Olympic team with a victory in the 1,500 meters and Jessica Smith made her first despite finishing second in the women's final at the U.S. short track trials on Friday night."To cross the line and realize I got a spot for Sochi...

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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Celski and Smith lead U.S. short track trials

Beth Harris, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:34pm

KEARNS -- Favorites J.R. Celski and Jessica Smith swept both of the men's and women's time trials at the U.S. Olympic short track trials.Of course, it is short track and anything goes in the wild and wooly sport known as roller derby on ice.Celski won the opening nine-lap time trial in 1 minute, 21.667 seconds Thursday at the Utah Olympic Oval. He...

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. speedskating Olympic trials, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Action from the United States Olympic speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:10am

Action from the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. speedskating Olympic trials, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Action from the United States Olympic speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:10am

Action from the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns

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GALLERY: World Cup Speedskating, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

The Associated Press
Jan 21 2012 - 9:13pm

World Cup speedskating action in Kearns.

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GALLERY: Speedskating World Cup

The Associated Press
Oct 23 2011 - 10:37pm

Speedskaters compete at the Short Track World Cup in Kearns on Sunday.

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GALLERY: Speedskating World Cup, October 21, 2011

The Associated Press
Oct 21 2011 - 6:07pm

Speedskating World Cup, October 21, 2011

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GALLERY: Speedskating World Cup, February 18, 2011

The Associated Press
Feb 18 2011 - 10:15pm

A speedskating World Cup competition was held at the Olympic Oval in Kearns on Friday.

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