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Speed Skating
Ice Sports Speed Skating
Olympic Debut : 1924
The Outline

Speed skating involves two athletes wearing skates that start simultaneously and compete speeding on a 400m ice track. The 400m course distinguishes the "in" course from "out" course. A team of two skaters are supposed to change lanes in a specified section in every circle, with the skater that started in the "out" course coming to the "in" course and vice versa. The Winter Olympics presents a total of 12 events for men and women.

One Round : 400m / Start Line 10000m / Start Line 1500m / Start Line 1500m / Start Line 1000m / Start Line 1000m / Start Line 3000m, 5000m / Start Line 3000m, 5000m / Start Line 500m / Finish Line 1000m / Finish Line 500m,1500m,3000m,5000m,10000m
Men
Men

500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, Team Pursuit and Mass Start

Team pursuit : Two teams of three athletes each start out from opposite sides and skate eight laps. Ranking is based on the time that the third skater passes the finish line.

Mass Start : Maximum 28 skaters race for 16 laps in an open racing track(without designating inner or outer lanes for a particular athlete). During the race, there are three intermediate sprints every 4 laps. At each intermediate sprint, the first three skaters will gain 5 – 3- 1 points. Then, at the last sprint, the first three skaters will gain 60 – 40 – 2- points. The competitors who are the first three to cross the finish line win the race.

Ladies

500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, Team Pursuit and Mass Start

Team pursuit : two teams of three members athletes start out from opposite sides and skate six laps. Ranking is based on the time that the third skater passes the finish line.

Mass Start : Maximum 28 skaters will race for 16 laps in an open racing track(without designating inner or outer lanes for a particular athlete).. During the race, there are three intermediate sprints every 4 laps. At each intermediate sprint, first three skaters will gain 5 – 3- 1 points. Then, at the last sprint, first three skaters will gain 60 – 40 – 2- points. The competitors who are the first three to cross the finishing line will win the race.

Ladies
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