The Week That Was 02/17 – 02/23

First Loser – Renee Hildebrand: Skaters First Well, the making of an Olympian is a long process and often begins years before the athlete even realizes it. The most difficult thing to do is to keep children and teenagers involved in a particular sport for the ten to twenty years required to reach the top. Ocala

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The Week That Was 02/10 – 02/16

From the New York Times – To Go Further, Speedskaters Had to Let Go of Their Wheels Rollerblading is back. Well, at least among American Olympic speedskaters. Of the 25 long- and short-track American competitors, 14 started out as inline skaters. They are split between long and short track, according to U.S. Speedskating. KC Boutiette

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