Controversy at men's 500m speedskating event - Served Fresh by Subway

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The Netherlands pulled off an impressive gold-silver-bronze sweep at the men's 500m speedskating event, but not without controversy.

As the racers finished, it appeared that Jan Smeekens had won gold.

Smeekens, running in the first heat, initially believed he had won gold. But once the clock adjusted to the offiicial time, Michel Mulder had won the gold with a time of 1 minute, 9.31 seconds, and Smeekens stood at 1 minute, 9.32 seconds.
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Winner Michel Mulder of the Netherlands (C), his twin brother second-placed Ronald Mulder (L), and their compatriot third-placed Jan Smeekens celebrate during the flower ceremony for the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Winner Mulder, twin brother Mulder, and their compatriot Smeekens celebrate during the flower ceremony for the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Winner Michel Mulder of the Netherlands (C), his twin brother second-placed Ronald Mulder (L), and their compatriot third-placed Jan Smeekens celebrate during the flower ceremony for the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Second-placed Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Second-placed Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Second-placed Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Winner Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Winner Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Winner Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Michel Mulder of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 3
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Michel Mulder of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Winner of the men's 500 meters speed skating competition Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Winner of the men's 500 meters speed skating competition Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Winner of the men's 500 meters speed skating competition Michel Mulder of the Netherlands celebrates at the flower ceremony for the event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands (R) and Japan's Keiichiro Nagashima skate during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands and Japan's Keiichiro Nagashima skate during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands (R) and Japan's Keiichiro Nagashima skate during the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after his race two of the men's 500 meters speed skating event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after his race two of the men's 500 meters speed skating event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after his race two of the men's 500 meters speed skating event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Bronze medalist Roman Mulder (L) and gold medalist Michel Mulder (R) of the Netherlands celebrates during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 3
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Bronze medalist Roman Mulder (L) and gold medalist Michel Mulder (R) of the Netherlands celebrates during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 3
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands reacts after the men's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 1 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 3
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 500 m Race 1 of 2 Speed Skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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