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 400m 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 2018

There are 14 events in speed skating at the Winter Olympics. Compared to the previous WInter Olympics in 2014, a mass start speed skating event has been added for men and women.

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