Olympic Short-Track Speedskating 2014: Complete Guide for Winter Olympics

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Olympic Short-Track Speedskating 2014: Complete Guide for Winter Olympics
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Canada's Charle's Hamelin (far left) is a threat in the 1,000 and 1,500 meters at the Sochi games.

The best weapon in your arsenal for watching short-track speedskating for this year's Olympic Games may be your DVR. The men and women competing in the 500 meters, 1,000 meters, 1,500 meters and the relays blade around the tight, oil-slick rink with such speed, skill and balance, you might miss something special—or catch something worth repeating.

There's speed, quickness, violence, jockeying, strategy, aggression, danger, crashes—all of this on two blades 46 centimeters long and 1.2 millimeters thin that can cut a two-inch thick porterhouse with barely an ounce of pressure.

Read on to get your fix of all the major players in all the major events across the entire discipline of speedskating on the short track.

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