The 2018 Winter Olympic Games Have Begun!
see schedule for Speed Skating events
- Feb 10, 06:00 - 07:55 EST - Women's 3000m
- Feb 11, 02:00 - 04:40 EST - Men's 5000m
- Feb 12, 07:30 - 09:15 EST - Women's 1500m
- Feb 13, 06:00 - 07:50 EST - Men's 1500m
- Feb 14, 05:00 - 06:45 EST - Women's 1000m
- Feb 15, 06:00 - 08:10 EST - Men's 10000m
- Feb 16, 06:00 - 07:35 EST - Women's 5000m
- Feb 18, 06:00 - 08:00 EST - Men's Team Pursuit Qualifications
- Feb 18, 06:00 - 08:00 EST - Women's 500m
- Feb 19, 06:00 - EST - Women's Team Pursuit Qualifications
- Feb 19, 06:00 - 08:00 EST - Men's 500m
- Feb 21, 06:00 - 09:00 EST - Men's Team Pursuit Finals
- Feb 21, 06:00 - 09:00 EST - Women's Team Pursuit Finals
- Feb 23, 05:00 - 06:55 EST - Men's 1000m
- Feb 24, 06:00 - 09:00 EST - Men's Mass Start
- Feb 24, 06:00 - 09:00 EST - Women's Mass Start
Speed Skating Events
Medal Predictions for 2018 Winter Olympic Games - Speed Skating
Pioneered by the Dutch in the 13th century, skating began as a method of transportation when natives used homemade skates to traverse across frozen rivers and canals. The first official speed skating events were held in 1863 in Oslo, Norway, and the sport made its Olympic debut in 1924.
All-time Top Nations in Speed Skating
All-time Top Male Athletes in Speed Skating
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|Eric Heiden||United States||5||0||0||5|
|Johann Olav Koss||Norway||4||1||0||5|
|Yevgeny Grishin||Soviet Union||4||1||0||5|
All-time Top Female Athletes in Snowboarding
|Lidiya Skoblikova||Soviet Union||6||0||0||6|
|Bonnie Blair||United States||5||0||1||6|
Individual speed skating races feature athletes skating a variety of distances and competing for the fastest time. Mens races feature events at 500, 1000, 1500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters. In women’s races, the two longest events are 3,000 and 5,000 meters.
All-time Top Nations in Individual
In this 16-lap competition, the entire field of skaters (maximum of 24) begin the race simultaneously. Results are determined by “sprint points,” which are awarded during three intermediate sprints after lap 4, 8 and 12, in addition to the final sprint. The point system guarantees that the skaters to cross the finish line first, second and third will receive the gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Pitting two teams of three skaters against each other, a team pursuit race takes place in three phases: quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. Each round is single-elimination, meaning a team must win each round, including the finals, to secure a gold medal. Skaters begin on opposite sides of the oval track, with women racing six laps and men eight.
All-time Top Nations in Team Pursuit