Speed skating

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Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates.wikipedia
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Short track speed skating

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Types of speed skating are long track speed skating, short track speed skating, and marathon speed skating.
Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating.

Long track speed skating

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Types of speed skating are long track speed skating, short track speed skating, and marathon speed skating.
Speed skating (also long track speed skating) is the Olympic discipline of speed skating where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance.

Ice skating

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Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates.
From this description and others, it is apparent that the form of skating practiced by club members was indeed an early form of figure skating rather than speed skating.

Ice skate

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Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates.
They are worn recreationally in ice rinks or on frozen bodies of water across the globe and are used as footwear in many sports, including figure skating, ice hockey, bandy, speed skating and tour skating.

ISU Speed Skating World Cup

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A World Cup circuit is held with events in those countries plus two events in the Thialf ice hall in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
The ISU Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised annually by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985–86.

Racing

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Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates.
Races may also be conducted with other modes of transport such as skis, kicksled, skates or wheelchair; or other forms of movement such as swimming or walking.

International Skating Union

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International Skating Union rules allow some leeway in the size and radius of curves.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating.

Elfstedentocht

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While in the Netherlands, people began touring the waterways connecting the 11 cities of Friesland, a challenge which eventually led to the Elfstedentocht.
The Elfstedentocht ( West Frisian: Alvestêdetocht, English: Eleven cities tour) is a long-distance tour skating event, almost 200 km long, which is held both as a speed skating competition (with 300 contestants) and a leisure tour (with 16,000 skaters).

List of world records in speed skating

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Long track world records were first registered in 1891 and improved rapidly, Jaap Eden lowering the world 5000-metre record by half a minute during the Hamar European Championships in 1894.
This list of speed skating records is an overview of the records currently held in various speed skating events, as ratified by the International Skating Union.

Jaap Eden

Long track world records were first registered in 1891 and improved rapidly, Jaap Eden lowering the world 5000-metre record by half a minute during the Hamar European Championships in 1894.
He is the only male athlete to win world championships in both speed skating and bicycle racing.

Axel Paulsen

In 1884, the Norwegian Axel Paulsen was named Amateur Champion Skater of the World after winning competitions in the United States.
Axel Paulsen (18 July 1855 – 9 February 1938) was a Norwegian figure skater and speed skater.

1960 Winter Olympics

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Artificial ices entered the long track competitions with the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the competitions in 1956 on Lake Misurina were the last Olympic competitions on natural ice.
Women's speed skating and biathlon made their Olympic debuts.

Heerenveen

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A World Cup circuit is held with events in those countries plus two events in the Thialf ice hall in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
These include the Abe Lenstra football stadium and the Thialf speed skating arena which was one of the first indoor 400m ice rinks in the world, and where annually held international events draw large crowds.

Lidiya Skoblikova

Lidia Skoblikova won two gold medals in 1960 and four in 1964.
Lidiya Pavlovna Skoblikova (Лидия Павловна Скобликова; born 8 March 1939 ) is a retired Russian speed skater and coach.

Netherlands

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A World Cup circuit is held with events in those countries plus two events in the Thialf ice hall in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The sport enjoys large popularity in the Netherlands, Norway and South Korea.
The Dutch speed skaters' performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where they won 8 out of 12 events, 23 out of 36 medals, including 4 clean sweeps, is the most dominant performance in a single sport in Olympic history.

Ard Schenk

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After the 1972 season, European long track skaters founded a professional league, International Speedskating League, which included Ard Schenk, three-time Olympic gold medallist in 1972, as well as five Norwegians, four other Dutchmen, three Swedes, and a few other skaters.
Adrianus "Ard" Schenk (born 16 September 1944) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands, who is considered to be one of the best in history.

South Korea

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The sport enjoys large popularity in the Netherlands, Norway and South Korea.
South Korea regularly performs well in archery, shooting, table tennis, badminton, short track speed skating, handball, hockey, freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, baseball, judo, taekwondo, speed skating, figure Skating, and weightlifting.

Jonny Nilsson

Jonny Nilsson, 1963 world champion and Olympic gold medallist, was the driving force behind the league, which folded in 1974 for economic reasons, and the ISU also excluded tracks hosting professional races from future international championships.
Erling Martin Jonny Nilsson (born 9 February 1943) is a former speed skater from Sweden.

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports

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FIRS World Championships of inline speed skating go back to the 1980s, but many world champions, such as Derek Parra and Chad Hedrick, have switched to ice in order to win Olympic medals.
The Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS; International Federation of Roller Sports) was the world governing body for roller sports, including skateboarding, rink hockey, inline hockey, speed skating, inline alpine, downhill, roller derby, roller freestyle, inline freestyle and artistic roller skating.

Chad Hedrick

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FIRS World Championships of inline speed skating go back to the 1980s, but many world champions, such as Derek Parra and Chad Hedrick, have switched to ice in order to win Olympic medals.
Chad Hedrick (born April 17, 1977) is an American inline speed skater and ice speed skater.

Derek Parra

FIRS World Championships of inline speed skating go back to the 1980s, but many world champions, such as Derek Parra and Chad Hedrick, have switched to ice in order to win Olympic medals.
Derek Parra (born March 15, 1970) is a Mexican American inline skater and speed skater from San Bernardino, California, who graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, in 1988.

Oscar Mathisen

Oscar Mathisen, five-time ISU world champion and three-time European champion, renounced his amateur status in 1916 and travelled to America, where he won many races but was beaten by Bobby McLean of Chicago, four-time American champion, in one of the races.
Oscar Wilhelm Mathisen (4 October 1888 – 10 April 1954) was a Norwegian speed skater and celebrity, almost rivalling Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen as symbols for a young nation (Norway became independent in 1905).

List of speed skaters

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List of speed skaters
The following is a list of notable ice speed skaters.

Speed skating rink

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Speed skating rink
A speed skating rink (or speed skating oval) is an ice rink (but also a sport venue) in which a speed skating competition is held.

Franz Krienbühl

More aerodynamic skating suits were also developed, with Swiss skater Franz Krienbühl (who finished 8th on the Olympic 10,000 m at the age of 46) at the front of development.
Franz Krienbühl (24 March 1929 – 16 April 2002) was a Swiss speed skater who is mostly known for his inventions that changed the sport.