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Sochi Olympics: Dutch sweep 500-meter men's speedskating

Sochi Olympics: Dutch sweep 500-meter men's speedskating

SOCHI, Russia — Everyone expected Olympic success from the Dutch speedskaters.

But this much — and this soon?

The Netherlands has claimed every men's speedskating medal handed out in Sochi, following its 1-2-3 finish in the 5,000 meters Saturday with another 1-2-3 in Monday's 500.

Michel Mulder took gold in 69.312 seconds, edging out Jan Smeekens by 12 thousandths of a second at 69.324. Mulder's twin, Ronald, took bronze in 69.460.

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