Home favourite Miho Takagi and Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) were crowned junior all-round world champions in Obihiro (JPN) this weekend.
The Essent ISU World Cup series was back on Dutch ground in Heerenveen.
Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer (NED) won the World Allround title this weekend in Moscow.
The 41st World Sprint Championships took place on the fast ice of the Calgary Olympic Oval in Canada.
After a break of more than a month, the Essent ISU World Cup series continued this weekend with a competition at the Olympic Oval of Salt Lake City for only the sprint distances.
The European Speed Skating Championships were held at the ice rink of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
After two competitions on Russian-speaking ground, the Essent ISU World Cup series moved from Astana to the Dutch town of Heerenveen.
The Essent ISU World Cup series started this weekend.
22-year-old Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 5000m for ladies today at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It was her third 2010 Olympic medal after gold in 3000 and bronze in 1500m. Stephanie Beckert (GER) (21) won the silver and 37-year-old Clara Hughes (CAN) won bronze.
In the 10,000m, Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took the gold medal (his second this Olympics after the silver he won in the 5000m). Ivan Skobrev (RUS) won silver, Bob de Jong (NED) bronze. The time 12:58.55 was 0.37 below the former Olympic record. Sven Kramer (NED) skated 12:54.50 but was disqualified due to an incorrect lane change.