18 Feb 2014

Dutrch continue to dominate speedskating in Sochi

11:23 am on 18 February 2014

The Netherlands have continued their domination of the speed skating events at the Sochi Winter Olympics, with Jorien ter Mors breaking the women's 1,500 metre record as she led another Dutch sweep of the medals.

Norway won its fourth straight men's Super G skiing title as Kjetil Jansrud took the gold, while 36-year-old American Bode Miller tied for bronze to become the oldest ever Alpine skiing medallist.

The Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after breaking her back in a training crash and undergoing surgery.

The course continues to cause problems with two men being stretchered off after falling heavily in seeding runs.

Sweden won gold with a dominant performance in the men's 4 x 10-kilometre cross country relay, completing a famous double for the nordic nation after also winning the women's event.

The US men's ice hockey team has secured a bye into the quarter-finals after beating Slovenia 5-1. Meanwhile Russian fans and media continue to claim they were robbed of a win as they were beaten 3-2 by the US in their match over the weekend.

Germany tops the medal table with 12 overall, including seven gold.