U.S. speedskaters get more ice time thanks to Stephen Colbert
There will more ice for the U.S. long-track speedskating team, thanks at least in part to Stephen Colbert's jibes at Canadians for having limited access to foreign athletes at the 2010 Olympic Oval.
The official training period for all athletes has been advanced a couple days.
Brian Hansen of Glenview, Ill.; Jonathan Kuc of Champaign, Ill.; Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr. of Wheaton, Ill.; Jilleanne Rookard of Woodhaven, Mich.; Trevor Marsicano of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; and Mitch Whitmore of Waukesha, Wis., all were on my Tuesday flight from Chicago's O'Hare airport to Vancouver.
They were headed to the Oval for a Wednesday practice.
-- Philip Hersh in Vancouver
Photo: Stephen Colbert. Credit: Robyn Cook / AFP/Getty Images.