Short track: 111m

Long track: 400m

Speed skating was entered into the Olympics in 1916.

Leagues of speed skating include the International Speedskating League and Olympic level team

 Equipment includes arm bands, glasses, clap skates, blades, racing

Skaters are run counter-clockwise on either a 111 meter or 400 meter track. 

In short track, two to six skaters run at once. In long, two teams of each three or four skaters run at once.

Igor Zehelezovski of Belarus won a silver medal in speed skating at the 1994 Olympics.

Skaters may be disqualified for false starts, cutting in front of a skater, or cutting inside the track. 

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