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Davis falters, Groothuis wins again for Dutch

Shani Davis of the U.S., left, and Koen Verweij of the Netherlands, right, compete in the men's 1000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Shani Davis of the U.S., left, and Koen Verweij of the Netherlands, right, compete in the men's 1000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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Shani Davis flipped back his hood, put his hands on his knees, and coasted around the practice lane at Adler Arena, staring straight down at the ice. There would be no third gold medal in the 1,000 meters. No medal of any color. It was a stunning defeat for one of the greatest speedskaters ever. "I have to live with this rest of my life," Davis said. His shot at Olympic history ended Wednesday when ...


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