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The hidden support team

Original post made by John Naber, another community, on Feb 22, 2010

Yesterday, I made my way to my seat directly in front of a large contingent of brightly orange clad Netherlands long-track skating supporters. The event was the women’s 1500 meters, and Germany and Canada were favored for the gold. In the third-to-last pairing, the Dutch skater, Ireen Wust, circled the oval passing us four different times, and with each lap, the Dutch grew louder. Horns, cow bells and voices raised the roof over my head. The American seated to my left just smiled at me and clapped along.

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