The Week That Was 11/09 – 11/15

MPC – Erin Jackson Controversy At Worlds

There is a huge controversy surrounding the 1000M senior ladies race, after American Erin Jackson easily defeated all the competition to get the gold, unfortunately she was unfairly disqualified about 5 minutes later, supposedly by pushing a Korean girl into the ground.

stuff.co.nz – Kiwi speedskater claims fourth world title

FOUR IN A ROW: New Zealand speedskater Peter Michael wins gold at the world championships in Italy in 2012.

Kapiti speedskater Peter Michael is on top of the world again.

Michael won the 15,000m elimination race in Rosario, Argentina.

It was the 25-year-old’s fourth consecutive world championship title, which lifts him into an exclusive group of elite New Zealand’s sportspeople who have managed that feat.

Cambridge Times – Speed skater pitches long-track oval

Build it and they will come – A conceptual drawing of what the multi-sport oval complex would look like, with a 400-metre speed skating oval as the feature attraction. The idea would be to possibly include volleyball courts, tennis courts, a running track, a sports retail store and two small restaurants.

Morrison also wanted to dispel any idea the oval is just for Cambridge skaters. With the closest outdoor oval being in Ottawa – which is in use for about two months in the winter and still brings in thousands of users – he can see people from the surrounding areas using one in Cambridge.

He has already been told by the Toronto Inline Skating Club to keep them in mind for a place to train or hold competitions in the summer when the ice is out.

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