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Team USA wins first speedskating medal in 5,000m relay, the final race of Olympics

Updated: February 21, 2014, 7:41 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- The oddest thing happened following an Olympic speedskating event here Friday night: An American celebrated.

Four of them in fact. After winning silver in the men's 5,000-meter relay, Eddy Alvarez, J.R. Celski, Chris Creveling and Jordan Malone grabbed an American flag and paraded around Iceberg Arena with massive smiles draped across their faces.

It had taken almost two weeks -- thirteen days to be exact -- for any of the 25-member American speedskating ...

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