Exclusive Olympic Images, Day 5

Zambonis have been as much in the news as athletes for the speedskating at the Richmond Oval. The malfunctioning resurfacing machines from Ontario were outshadowed by their better-known American counterparts as the Richmond Oval’s ice was tended this week.

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On the human side, South Korean Lee Sang-Hwa took gold in women’s 500-metre speedskating. Seen here are Aihua Xing of China (who finished 13th) and American Heather Robertson (#6). Other images feature Japanese teammates Nao Kodaira (12) and Shihomi Shinya (14), and Canadian Shannon Rempel, who finished a distant 27th, well behind fellow Canadian Christine Nesbitt, in the 10th slot.

See the Olympic Games day by day

Day 16: Canada vs. USA (Men’s gold)
Day 14: Canada vs. USA (Women’s)
Day 11: Sweden vs. Finland (Men’s)
Day 10: Canada vs. USA (Men’s—preliminaries)
Day 7: Canada vs. Switzerland, plus Norway vs. USA (men’s)


Day 15: Men’s and women’s shorttrack, feat. Charles Hamelin
Day 13: Women’s 5,000m longtrack, feat. Clara Hughes
Day 9: Men’s 1,000m, feat. Apolo Ohno; women’s 1500m, feat. Yang Zhou
Day 5: Women’s 500m


Day 6: Men’s halfpipe, feat. Shaun White
Day 2: Women’s moguls, feat. Jennifer Heil
Day 1: Luge and ski jump


Day 12: Women’s short program, feat. Joannie Rochette
Day 8: Pairs ice dance, feat. Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Day 4: Pairs, feat. Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo
Day 3: Practice at the new Trout Lake rink, feat. Daisuke Takahashi