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WATCH LIVE: More Dutch dominance in men’s 10,000m?

Sven Kramer

Men’s 5,000-meter speedskating gold medalist from the Netherlands Sven Kramer stands on the podium during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

David Goldman

Could the Netherlands sweep a fourth speed skating event in Sochi? Their odds certainly didn’t worsen when all three Norwegians and other contenders pulled out of the 10,000m. That event kicks off at 8 a.m. ET:

SPEED SKATING

Men’s 10,000m: 8 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

It really might come down to where different Dutch speed skaters finish on the podium more than anything else. Sven Kramer s the favorite, but there is also Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Jong to consider.

As far as those threatening to limit Dutch dominance, Belgian Bart Swings and South Korea’s Lee Seung-Hoon are believed to be the skaters from other countries with the best odds.

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