Is there speed skating in the Olympics?

Speed skating has been featured as a sport in the Winter Olympics since the first winter games in 1924. Women’s events were added to the Olympic program for the first time in 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics.

During which Olympics is speed skating held?

Speed skating is a sport that has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the inaugural Games in 1924. Events held at the first Winter Olympics included the men’s 500-metre, 1500-metre, 5000-metre, and 10,000-metre races.

Who is the world’s fastest skater?

For comparison, the fastest known 400m lap was skated by Pavel Kulizhnikov on 9 March 2019 in Salt Lake City during his 500-meter world record race, with a lap time of 23.94 seconds and an average speed of 60.15 km/h (37.38 mph).


Name Pavel Kulizhnikov
Country Russia
Time 33.61
Date 9 March 2019
Place Salt Lake City

Who is considered the best female speed skater ever?

Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, 1964) is a retired American speed skater. She is one of the top skaters of her era, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United States in four Olympics, winning five gold medals and one bronze medal.

Who is the best female speed skater of all time?

The best female speed skater ever? There were fewer top-class women speed skaters around in the early 1960s, but that fact should not detract from Lydia Skoblikova’s remarkable achievement of winning six Olympic gold medals in the course of an outstanding career.

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Which country is the best at speed skating?

The Netherlands owes its Winter Games success almost completely to speed skating with it accounting for 93 per cent of its total medal haul. The Dutch have dominated the speed skating medal table for the last six Winter Olympics.

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