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04/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick Beckert, German Speedskater, Misses Race Because Of Turned-Off Cell Phone

German speedskater Patrick Beckert missed out on a chance to compete in the Olympics because his cell phone was turned off prior to the start of Wednesday's 1,000m competition. Officials were trying to contact the 19-year old, who was the fourth alternate in the race.

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