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Sven Kramer sets Olympic record but is then disqualified in men's 10,000-meter speedskating

February 23, 2010 |  2:18 pm


Sven Kramer of the Netherlands set an Olympic record in men's 10,000-meter speedskating Tuesday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

And it never happened, officially.

The superstar Dutch distance skater finished in 12:54.50, but committed a lane change violation late in the race.

Officials disqualified Kramer for the mishap, and the gold medal went to Korea's Lee Seung-Hoon.

The South Korean finished with a time of 12:58.55.

Ivan Skobrev of Russia won the silver in 13:02.07. Bob de Jong of the Netherlands won the bronze in 13:06.73. 

Jonathan Kuck of the U.S. finished eighth in 13:31.78; Ryan Bedford of the U.S. finished 12th in 13:40.20.

-- Brian Hamilton in Whistler

Photo: Sven Kramer. Credit: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images.