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Shani-Chad duel a catch-22 for speedskating

Updated: February 21, 2006, 5:49 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

TORINO, Italy -- It's amazing and sad how two wrongs can make a right.

Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick embarrassed themselves, and each other, in a frigid and nasty postrace news conference Tuesday -- and made their sport more interesting than ever.

They both lost to Italian hero Enrico Fabris (Davis finished second, Hedrick third), and then had a wonderful opportunity to shake hands, apologize, hug, exchange pins, whatever.

That did not happen.

They sat ...

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