Winter Olympics spoiler alert: Speedskating news
News on the men's 500m speedskating competition:
RICHMOND, British Columbia — Shani Davis is skipping the second race of men’s 500-meter speedskating so he can concentrate on his best events at the Winter Olympics.
Davis finished 18th in the first race of the 500 Monday, leaving him far out of medal contention. He was using the sprint mainly to get in some speed work for Wednesday’s 1,000, an event in which he holds the world record and is the defending Olympic champion.