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Michel Mulder of the Netherlands (R) competes with Finland's Mika Poutala (L) during the men's 500 meters competition at the World Cup speed skating event at the Nagano M-Wave ice arena. AFP photo

Michel Mulder of the Netherlands (R) competes with Finland's Mika Poutala (L) during the men's 500 meters competition at the World Cup speed skating event at the Nagano M-Wave ice arena. AFP photo

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Canada's Tyler Derraught competes in the men's 1,000 meters competition at the World Cup speed skating event at the Nagano M-Wave ice arena. Derraught placed fourth with a time of 1:09.98. AFP photo

Canada's Tyler Derraught competes in the men's 1,000 meters competition at the World Cup speed skating event at the Nagano M-Wave ice arena. Derraught placed fourth with a time of 1:09.98. AFP photo

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Wak Yoon-Gy of South Korea (C) celebrates as he wins the men's 1,000m final ahead of Wenhao Liang of China (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

Wak Yoon-Gy of South Korea (C) celebrates as he wins the men's 1,000m final ahead of Wenhao Liang of China (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

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Kwak Yoon-Gy of South Korea (C) skates to win the men's 1,000m final at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

Kwak Yoon-Gy of South Korea (C) skates to win the men's 1,000m final at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, of Russia, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, of Russia, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

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Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (C) celebrates winning the women's 1,000m A final ahead of Meng Wang of China (L) and Elise Christie of Britain (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (C) celebrates winning the women's 1,000m A final ahead of Meng Wang of China (L) and Elise Christie of Britain (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

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Christina Gao, of the United States, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

Christina Gao, of the United States, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

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Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (L) skates to win the women's 1000m A final ahead of Meng Wang of China (C) and Elise Christie of Britain (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (L) skates to win the women's 1000m A final ahead of Meng Wang of China (C) and Elise Christie of Britain (R) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

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Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (R) celebrates winning the women's 1,000m A final ahead of Elise Christie of Britain (L) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

Park Seung-Hi of South Korea (R) celebrates winning the women's 1,000m A final ahead of Elise Christie of Britain (L) at the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai. AFP photo

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Sada Mao, of Japan, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

Sada Mao, of Japan, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

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Suzuki Akiko, of Japan, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

Suzuki Akiko, of Japan, skates her free program at the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia. AP photo

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