2014 Olympic Games - Skating

 

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Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held at the Iceberg Skating Palace, The Olympic Park.

Feb 10Men: 1500 m, Women: 500 m, Women: 3000 m Relay, 13:45-16:30, Event Finals
Feb 13Women: 500 m, Men: 1000 m, Men: 5000 m Relay, 14:00-16:30, Event Finals
Feb 15 – Women: 1500 m, Men: 1000 m, 14:00-16:30, Event Finals
Feb 18 Women: 1000 m, Men: 500 m, Women: 3000 m Relay, 13:30-15:30, Event Finals
Feb 21Men: 500 m, Women: 1000 m, Men: 5000 m Relay, 20:30-23:40, Event Finals

Short track speed skating was first introduced as a full medal sport in 1992 at Albertville, France.

 

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The speed skating competition of the Sochi 2014 Olympics will be held at Adler Arena, The Olympic Park.

Feb 08Men: 5000 m, 15:30-18:00, Event Finals
Feb 09 Women: 3000 m, 15:30-18:00, Event Finals
Feb 10Men: 500 m, 17:00-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 11Women: 500 m, 16:45-19:45, Event Finals
Feb 12Men: 1000 m, 18:00-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 13Women: 1000 m, 18:00-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 15Men: 1500 m, 17:30-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 16Women: 1500 m, 18:00-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 18 Men: 10000 m, 17:00-20:00, Event Finals
Feb 19Women: 5000 m, 17:30-19:30, Event Finals
Feb 21Women / Men: Team Pursuit, 17:30-20:00, Event Competitions
Feb 22Women / Men: Team Pursuit, 17:30-20:00, Event Finals

Speed skating (also long track speed skating) is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. The sport enjoys large popularity in the Netherlands and has also had champion athletes from Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United States. Speed skaters attain maximum speeds of up to 65 to 70 km/h (40 to 43 mph).
Speed skating was first contested at the 1924 Olympic Winter Games and has been on the Olympic Winter program ever since.