Russia's Ivan Skobrev won the world all-around speed skating championship on Sunday at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada.
The 28-year-old Russian athlete won the 3,000 meters and 1,500 meters and finished second at the 10,000 meters.
The winner is determined according to combined results they show in four distances.
Skobrev scored a total of 146.230 points in the final classification, followed by Norway's Havard Boekko (146.408) and Jan Blokhuijsen of The Netherlands (146.603).
The Canadian Press reported that Bulgarian and Belarusian anthems were mistakenly played during the award ceremony.
MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti)
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
The President talked about sincerity as a fundamental value that can effectively counter the harsh information war waged against Russia by Ukraine on behalf of the US, and, to a lesser extent, the EU. Russia has moderated its response, helping Ukraine and the US to shine, as the saying goes, in all their beauty and ugliness.