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The ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating series will start tomorrow for the fourth year.

Nov 11, 2011

Today the International Skating Union opens its new Facebook page for Speed Skating...

Nov 09, 2011

The Olympic Team Pursuit is a young event that was first held at the 2006 Olympics. Teams of 8 different countries, each of three skaters, compete against each other. The time of the third skater across the line counts.

Feb 27, 2010

22-year-old Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 5000m for ladies today at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It was her third 2010 Olympic medal after gold in 3000 and bronze in 1500m. Stephanie Beckert (GER) (21) won the silver and 37-year-old Clara Hughes (CAN) won bronze.

Feb 25, 2010

In the 10,000m, Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took the gold medal (his second this Olympics after the silver he won in the 5000m). Ivan Skobrev (RUS) won silver, Bob de Jong (NED) bronze. The time 12:58.55 was 0.37 below the former Olympic record. Sven Kramer (NED) skated 12:54.50 but was disqualified due to an incorrect lane change.

Feb 24, 2010

Ireen Wüst from the Netherlands won the 1500m ladies, with 1:56.89 ahead of home favourite (and bronze medalist in the 3000m) Kristina Groves. 3000m champion Martina Sáblíková (CZE), over a second slower than Wüst was good for bronze.

Feb 22, 2010

Mark Tuitert became the first Dutchman after Ard Schenk in 1972 to win Olympic Gold in the 1500m, the blue ribbon race of speed skating. Shani Davis (USA) won silver after gold in the 1000m. Davis also got a silver medal in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Behind him, Håvard Bøkko (NOR) won bronze.

Feb 21, 2010

Christine Nesbitt from Canada has become the second speed skating lady to win a home Olympic gold. She won the 1000m in 1:16.56, with a margin of 0.02 of a second on the silver won by Annette Gerritsen (NED). In third place finished Gerritsen’s teammate Laurine van Riessen.

Feb 19, 2010

At the Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday, Shani Davis from the USA won Olympic gold in the 1000m for the second consecutive Winter Games. Behind him, 500m winner Tae-Bum Mo (KOR) took the silver and Chad Hedrick (USA) won bronze.

Feb 18, 2010

Korean skater Sang-Hwa Lee won the Olympic 500m Speed Skating event for the ladies. Lee defeated world record holder Jenny Wolf (GER), who took the silver, and Beixing Wang (CHN) who took the Olympic bronze medal.

Feb 17, 2010

The 500m Olympic champion is Tae-Bum Mo from Korea. Japan’s Keiichiro Nagashima took the second place, and his team mate Joji Kato joined him on the podium for the bronze.

Feb 16, 2010

22-year-old Martina Sáblíková (CZE) won the 3000m ladies Olympic Speed Skating at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Sunday. It was the first Olympic medal in Speed Skating in history for the Czech Republic. Stephanie Beckert (GER) (21) took silver beating her Canadian pair mate Kristina Groves (33) who won the Olympic bronze.

Feb 15, 2010

Dutchman Sven Kramer won the first speed skating gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in the 5000m Men's event. Long track debutant Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) took the silver and Ivan Skobrev (RUS) won Olympic bronze at the Richmond Oval on Saturday.

Feb 14, 2010

With six Ladies’ and six Men’s Speed Skating Events at the Olympics, Speed Skating is one of the world’s most medalled Olympic winter sports, but the race to the podium is high-paced; a hundredth of a second can separate gold from silver.

Feb 13, 2010