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Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

The flat landscape of the Netherlands makes it an unlikely place for excellence in winter sports. But the 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

More success is predicted for the Dutch in South Korea.

Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Heerenveen.

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