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OKT skaters between Christmas and New Years

9.58am: The Olympic qualifying tournament for the Dutch long track skaters will be held from 26 to 30 December in Thialf in Heerenveen. Skating association KNSB reports that the starting tickets for the Winter Games will be distributed at those competitions. The Beijing Winter Olympics will be held February 4-20, 2022.

The season starts with the NK distances from 29 to 31 October in Heerenveen. The European Championship distances are also in Thialf, from 7 to 9 January.

After the Games, the World Allround & Sprint World Championships in Hamar, Norway, will follow at the beginning of March, and the World Cup Final in Heerenveen, with which the long track skaters will close the season on 12 and 13 March.

The first four World Cups, which will be held in October and November, are important for short track riders. Those matches count as Olympic qualifiers. The last of the four will take place in Dordrecht from 25 to 28 November.

Kei Nishikori in Washington finally back in semifinals

4:25 a.m.: Kei Nishikori has reached a semifinal of an ATP tournament for the first time in more than two years at the Washington hard court tournament. The Japanese, who won the tournament in 2015, defeated South African Lloyd Harris in two sets in the quarterfinals: 6-3 7-5.

Harris had beaten Rafael Nadal one round earlier in three sets. However, he did not come into play against Nishikori, who was eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo by the Serb Novak Djokovic.

The Japanese will face the winner of the match between Americans Denis Kudla and Mackenzie McDonald in the semifinals. The other semifinal is between American Jenson Brooksby and Italian Jannik Sinner.

Sport Kort: OKT skaters between Christmas and New Years | Sport
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