Speed Skating

Speed Skating at the Winter Olympics refers to long track speed skating (as compared to Short Track Speed Skating), and has a longer history at the Olympics than the shorter version. The speed skating events are held on a 400 m oval on ice. The races are held as time trials with skaters starting in pairs. The skaters perform one inner curve and one outer curve on each lap, changing over on the back straight.

Speed Skating Events for 2014

There are 12 events in speed skating at the Winter Olympics:

Speed Skating


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