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Olympic Playlist of the day from medal-winning speed skater J.R. Celski

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During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, EW.com wanted to find out what music is inspiring US athletes. So we asked a variety of Olympic competitors what song (or playlist of songs) they’ll be grooving to before they compete. We’ll run these throughout the Games. Good luck, Team USA!

J.R. Celski, Speedskater

Celski already won the bronze medal in the 1500m, and you can watch him in the relay tomorrow on NBC.

“The Ave.” by Blue Scholars

“One Chance” by Zion I

“The Breakdown” by People Under The Stairs

“Busta’s Lament” by A Tribe Called Quest

“Ready, Able” by Grizzly Bear

“The Town” by Macklemore

“Earth Travelers” by People Under The Stairs

“The Eraser” by Thom Yorke

“Brackett, WI” by Bon Iver

“Blue Ridge Mountains” by Fleet Foxes

“Ice Monster” by Minus The Bear