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Maame Biney reacts after winning the women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials in December. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Maame Biney Came To The U.S. From Ghana At 5. Now 18, She's A Team USA Speedskater

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Daily drills and intense practices are part of young D.C.-area speedskaters' training. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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A Short Track To The Olympics For Washington, D.C.-Area Speedskaters

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Shani Davis of the U.S. skates in the prototype of the official US Speedskating suit during a training session at the Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Friday. As U.S. skates have fallen short of their goals at the Winter Olympics, some skaters have asked to switch to their old suits. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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American short track speedskater Simon Cho (center) admitted last October that he sabotaged the skate blade of Canadian athlete Olivier Jean (left). The two are pictured here in 2011, at a different event. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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Speedskaters practiced for the U.S. Single Distance Short Track Speedskating Championships in Kearns, Utah, last year. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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