The Olympic Winter Games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. The first Olympic Winter Games took place in 1924 in Chamonix (FRA).

Figure Skating and Speed Skating were part of the original five Olympic Winter sports although Figure Skating also featured in the 1908 Olympic Games (summer) in London (GBR).

The Olympic Winter Games have evolved since its inception. Sports and disciplines have been added, including Short Track Speed Skating (in 1992) which has earned a permanent spot on the Olympic program.

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 4 - 20 2022. Information regarding the competitions, venues etc. is available on the official website. 

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IOC GUIDELINES AND GUIDES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • pdf Figure Skating v1.0

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

  • pdf Speed Skating V1.3

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

  • pdf Short Track Speed Skating V1.0

    The Qualification Systems for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, CHN are approved exclusively by the IOC Executive Board

DOCUMENTS & COMMUNICATIONS

RELATED NEWS

With the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing only a month away, the European Speed Skating elite settles down in Heerenveen for the ISU European Speed Skating Championships on 7-9 January. After last season’s combined European Sprint and Allround Championships, the tournament will be held in single distance format this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be held without spectators.

Jan 06, 2022

Following the conclusion of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions, designated for qualification of event quota places for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, held in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (POL), Stavanger (NOR), Salt Lake City (USA) and Calgary (CAN), and in line with ISU Special Regulations, Rule 209 and Qualification System for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing issued by the IOC, the quota places (distance/event quotas) for Speed Skating have been provisionally allocated.

Dec 22, 2021

In April 2021, the National Speed Skating Oval opened its doors in Beijing. The Speed Skating rink, also known as the Ice Ribbon due to its slick exterior lighting beams, is the only newly built venue for the ice events at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

May 28, 2021

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