Why Are The Netherlands a Speed Skating Dominant Force? | Olympics on the Record

If you’re planning a route to Olympic gold, here are some sports and nations you may wish to avoid. In women’s ice hockey, watch out for Canada. For rowing, don’t take on Britain in the men’s four. Kenya just don’t lose when it comes to the 3000m steeplechase. And nor Continue Reading

How Canada Made Ted-Jan Bloemen a Champion Speed Skater

There are many things so beautiful about speed skating. It’s very physical, it’s very technical, and it’s just such a beautiful motion. When you’re hitting your stride, you feel like you’re flying, and it’s so fast. It’s a really, really cool feeling, and it’s very competitive. There’s a really high Continue Reading

The science behind speed skating

My name is Kjeld Nuis. I’m a long distance skater and my goal is to win an Olympic medal. During my first year on the team, I didn’t get to participate in the Olympics. This year, I hope to fully make up for that. When Red Bull asked me how Continue Reading

No Roads, No Cars, Just Boats

– [Narrator] Today’s journey takes us to the Dutch town of Giethoorn. Giethoorn is just like any normal town. With one exception, roads. They don’t have them. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] And boats, lots of boats. – [Narrator] That’s Jan, one of the town’s resident boat builders. He’s known for Continue Reading