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