Eric Heiden makes history at Lake Placid 1980

Eric Heiden won all five men's speed skating races at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. He set four Olympic records. He is the only skater ever to win all five events in any Olympics

Yvonne van Gennip

Yvonne van Gennip

Koen Verweij en Ireen Wust

Speed skate heroes Ireen Wüst and Koen Verweij on top of each other.

Olympische Spelen 2014  Michel Mulder~Goud Jan Smeekens~Zilver Ronald Mulder~Brons

Olympische Spelen 2014 Michel Mulder~Goud Jan Smeekens~Zilver Ronald Mulder~Brons

Dan Jansen's epic gold medal win in the 1994 Olympics. After many personal and career losses he finally becomes the Speed Skating champion.

Dan Jansen's epic gold medal win in the 1994 Olympics. After many personal and career losses he finally becomes the Speed Skating champion.

Eric_Heiden_1980 Winter Olympics

Eric_Heiden_1980 Winter Olympics

Silver for golden boy Koen Verweij!

Silver for golden boy Koen Verweij!

Eric Heiden (1980): American speedskater Eric Heiden won five gold medals at the Olympics in Lake Placid. The star skater took home gold for 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m.

Eric Heiden - Photos - Top Winter Olympics moments

Eric Heiden American speedskater Eric Heiden won five gold medals at the Olympics in Lake Placid. The star skater took home gold for and

Friesinger Winner WK 2001,2002,2005

Friesinger Winner WK 2001,2002,2005

Twins Ronald (left) and Michel Mulder of the Netherlands will both be competing at Sochi in the 500m speed skating event.

Twins Ronald (left) and Michel Mulder of the Netherlands will both be competing at Sochi in the speed skating event.

Ids Postma Winner WK Allround:1997,1998

Ids Postma Winner WK Allround:1997,1998

Hilbert van der Duim

Hilbert van der Duim

Karin Enke , WK Winner 1987,1988

Karin Enke , WK Winner 1987,1988

Jan Smeekens, great winner and loser photo: AFP

Jan Smeekens, great winner and loser photo: AFP

Ireen Wust is met haar derde gouden plak op de 3000 m febr. 2014

Ireen Wüst gold in Sochi 2014

Jan Smeekens: b. 1987; Smeekens is a speed skater from the Netherlands.  He won a silver medal in Sochi for Men's 500 Meters.

Jan Smeekens: b. Smeekens is a speed skater from the Netherlands. He won a silver medal in Sochi for Men's 500 Meters.

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