Why Are The Netherlands a Speed Skating Dominant Force? | Olympics on the Record

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Zbigniew Bródka doesn't get enough credit of his amazing achievement, especially in the context of Dutch domination at that Olympics and no comparable conditions between NL and PL when it comes to training. No wonder Koen Verweij was furious – it was gold or nothing mentality for him.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    I love watching speed skating. They look like a bunch of frozones racing. It’s awesome

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Dutch people very arrogant. For what?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    My favourite Dutch model was a speed skater when she was younger

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Мне подходит Голландия 😇😇😇

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Jesus show thialf Already

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    0:17 anyone else notice they are all summer Olympic years on the medal display?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Rowing? GBR? HAHA. New Zealand wins every year

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    I love The Netherlands❤️

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Toch wel leuk dat om Nederlander te zijn😆🤣

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Not to take anything away from the Dutch athletes but it also helps that this sport is almost impossible to practice in most any country which are not the Netherlands. I like to speed roller skates (just for fun, I am oldish), I had chance to try short track skates on ice but I have not idea
    where I could get into a long course ice track or even where could I buy the skates.
    In roller skating and short track you see a lot of Dutch but you see a lot of other country as well which
    probably could also produce good long distance skaters…if they had any facility.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Im proud of my country

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    This year r the Winter Olympics

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Off topic but you should just avoid Woman's Hockey all together because it's always the US and Canada in the Olympic Finals.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Let's jus not mention how sven krammers couch choked and made him do the inside lane twice resulting disqualification

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Yeah and watch out for Martina Sáblíková and the czech female speedscaters

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    I love the examples given at the intro🙄 USA women’s hockey beat Canada in Pyongyang. The USA is dominant in so many sports I think is ridiculous they were left out completely.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    As British/Scottish person I am kind of envious the Dutch (long track) speed skaters because it looks so liberating to go that fast using just the power of your own legs. In Britain we no long track ovals to do this type of skating, but I wished we did (even though l can't skate to save myself). Further, it feels like Britain is generally (with a few exceptions) also rans when it comes to winter sports.:(

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    dayyyuuuummmm

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    1.53 its the duch king

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    What about Norway and everything with skiing xD

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    My goodness, these Olympic Channel videos are so badly produced. They have some great footage but the narrator is terrible and they constantly get simple facts amazingly wrong. The graphic for the dominance of Canadian women's ice hockey shows gold medals in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Do folks who work for the Olympic Channel really not know the years in which the Winter Games are held? For a reasonable fee, I will gladly proofread the copy for these features.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    why do they always pronounce dutch names as if they are german, kinda annoying

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Sven Kramer wins gold on the 10.000 meter.
    Not the 1000 meter!! Stupid Mistake.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Because we Dutch have a warrior germanic background.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Narrator thinks Dutch names and words are pronounced like German.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    When she pronounces the Dutch names she sounds like a German😅

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Out soldiers were ice skating during ww2…

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    You uploaded this video a bit early…. 2018 pyong yang winter olimpics

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Well The Netherlands, or Holland,
    is Not such a little country!
    In terms of population it is almost as big as all Scandinavian countries together. There are hills by the way: up to 370 meters……

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Its funny to hear you try to pernounce dutch names as a dutch guy

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    everyone knows that them folks ice skate to work and all over the place when the rivers freeze

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    When its really really cold we have a 11 city's tourney

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Nederlanders represent?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Like U.S.A basketball

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Why do ppl even care about our hills jesus… We do have hills but they are not that big c:

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    How does canada win Women's gold in hockey during a summer olympic game?…. 🤔

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    I'm more shocked and surprised that the Dutch people are not that good in figure skating.

    I understand why they are not good in icehockey because you need bigger space for that and canals are not ideal for it but figure skating is cheaper sport than hockey (no pads, sticks, etc which costs money) and a canal is perfectly fine and big enough to practice figure skating. It's wierd they are not good with it….

    Very wierd. But I guess they might be too tall (Dutch people are one of the tallest in the world) for figure skating since most of the figure skaters are on the short sides = lower center of gravity and less likely to tip over.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    That's when I found that, although of Dutch decent, I am not Dutch: can't skate….

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