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Dan Jansen is one of the greatest speedskaters of all time. He was a member of four United States Olympic teams (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994), and after some heartbreaking spills, he provided one of the most dramatic moments in Winter Olympic history when he won the gold medal in the 1,000 meters in Lillehammer in 1994. Dan is an eight-time world record holder in the 500 and 1,000m. He posted 46 World Cup victories and was the overall World Cup champion 7 times. In 1995, he was awarded the AAU's James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually to the outstanding athlete in the United States who exhibits the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of amateurism. An accomplished motivational speaker and broadcaster, Dan has provided commentary on CBS' coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics and on the NBC coverage of the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.
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