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Speedskater Sven Kramer fires coach

Updated: March 28, 2014, 8:27 AM ET
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer says he is parting ways with coach Gerard Kemkers, five weeks after he won two gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Kramer announced the split on Friday, after successfully defending his 5,000-meter title, winning the team pursuit and a silver in the 10,000 at Sochi.

The greatest skater of his generation, Kramer is also remembered for his blunder in the 2010 Vancouver Games, where he was cruising to a gold medal in the ...

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