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Sweden gold medalist blasts Dutch over ice at Olympic oval


BEIJING (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Nils van der Poel of Sweden accused the Netherlands speedskating program of “corruption” over a report that its officials have tried to influence the ice makers to set up conditions that benefit Dutch athletes. Van der Poel made his scathing comments during a news conference at the Olympic Village, three days after his victory in the 5,000 meters. Van der Poel says he read an article on a Dutch website that suggested the world’s strongest team is using a scientist to try to make sure conditions at the Ice Ribbon oval work to its advantage.

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