Short Track Speed Skating

Short Track Speed Skating is held on an oval ice track (circumference of 111.12 m). This unusual distance comes about as the rink area is the same size as an international-sized hockey rink (60 m by 30 m). Short track speed skating started as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. It was upgraded to a full Olympic sport in 1992 and has been part of the Winter Olympics ever since.

2022 Events

A total of nine short track speed skating events will be held in Beijing in 2022: for men and women 500 m, 1,000 m, 1,500 m, and also the 5,000 m Relay for men and 3,000 m Relay for women, and a mixed team event.


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