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New mass start event spices up speedskating at Olympics<
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By BETH HARRIS<
AP Sports Writer<
The big oval is going to get a lot more crowded at the Pyeongchang Games.
Speedskating is spicing itself up with the Olympic debut of the mass start, featuring up to 24 skaters racing 16 laps at the same time. That's quite a change from the traditional time trial format in which pairs race against t ...

 

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