American athlete goes off on U.S. Speedskating

SOCHI – U.S. speedskater Maria Lamb finished 16th and last in the women's 5,000 meters Wednesday. Her time was nearly 38 seconds behind the time of gold medalist Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic.

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After her disappointing result, Lamb went off on U.S. Speedskating, according to quotes provided by the Olympic News Service.

"I think for all of us, it's been a painful experience in many ways," she said. "Over the last few years, a few of us have raced better in spite of the organization (US Speedskating) rather than because of it.

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"That (expletive) adds up over the years and unfortunately it came to a head that we could no longer perform well."

The U.S. failed to win a single individual medal with only the team pursuit event remaining.

"The organization could have done a lot of things differently. We have lost a lot of staff and we've had to deal with a huge amount of controversy. That definitely affects you."


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