U.S. survives speed skating crash - Served Fresh by Subway

The Americans placed fourth in the 5000-meter team event at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday after being forced to the back of the field when Eddy Alvarez crashed to the ice as a result of a collision with South Korean skater Lee Ho-Suk.
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Served Fresh by Subway

Lee Ho-suk of South Korea, left, and Eduardo Alvarez of the United States, centre, crash out alongside Freek Van Der Wart of the Netherlands as they compete in a men's 5000m short track speedskating relay semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia

Lee Ho-suk of South Korea, left, and Eduardo Alvarez of the United States, centre, crash out alongside Freek Van Der Wart of the Netherlands as they compete in a men's 5000m short track speedskating relay semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

From left, Lee Ho-suk of South Korea, Park Se Yeong of South Korea, Eduardo Alvarez of the United States, and J.R. Celski of the United States struggle to keep their balance as they compete in a men's 5000m short track speedskating relay semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Kazakhstan's Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev passes U.S. and South Korea's skaters during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Kazakhstan's Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (C) passes between J.R. Celski (R) and Eduardo Alvarez (front L) of the U.S. who both fell, and South Korea's Park Se-yeong and South Korea's Lee Ho-suk (back L), during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Eduardo Alvarez of the United States and Ho-Suk Lee of South Korea clash and fall as they compete in the Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5000m Relay Semifinal on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Lee Ho-suk of South Korea, right, and Eduardo Alvarez of the United States, centre, crash out in a men's 5000m short track speedskating relay semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Skaters of the U.S. react after crashing during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Skaters of the U.S. react after crashing during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

Skaters of the U.S. try to recompose after crashing during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Skaters of the U.S. try to recompose after crashing during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

U.S. skaters and South Korea's skaters crash during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

U.S. skaters and South Korea's skaters crash during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. and South Korea's Lee Ho-suk fall during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. and South Korea's Lee Ho-suk (bottom) fall during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)