History - Speed Skating Canada Long Track history olympic speed skating, or long track as it is known today,made its debut at the first Winter olympics in 1924 in Chamonix, France and it http://www.speedskating.ca/eng/about/
Extractions: Latest News Calendar Results High Performance ... Sponsors ABOUT SPEED SKATING ABOUT SSC History Structure Mission, Vision, Values SPECTATOR'S GUIDE Long Track Racing Rules Coaching Technique ... Equipment In The Beginning The roots of ice skating date back over 1,000 years to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands when men laced animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen lakes and rivers. Olympic speed skating, or long track as it is known today, made its debut at the first Winter Olympics in 1924 in Chamonix, France and it has been a highlight of the Games ever since. Early Olympic competition was dominated by the Finns and Norwegians; however, the Americans invariably provided stiff competition. Canada's first Olympic speed skating medals were won in 1932 in Lake Placid. The medal count was one silver and four bronze for the men while the women, competing in demonstration events, captured one gold and two silver medals. A star of those Games was the legendary Lela Brooks, who in 1925 set six world records and in 1926 became the first all-around world champion. By the late 1930s, popular interest in speed skating began to decline; and as hockey arenas were built, professional hockey hastened the diminishing spectator appeal of the sport. The advent of World War II also took a toll on the popularity of Canadian speed skating. When Olympic competition resumed in 1948, the Norwegians remained the skaters to beat. However, at the 1952 Oslo Games Canada's Gordon Audley brought home the 500 m bronze medal. By 1956 at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, speed skaters from the Soviet Union (absent from Olympic competition for 48 years) ended the Norwegian stranglehold on Olympic speed skating. The Canadians were shut out and would have to wait until 1976 to mount the victor's podium once again.
Encyclopedia: Speed Skating speed skating is a Winter olympic Games medal sport. the youngest olympicchampion in the history of olympic speed skating 19 years and 9 days. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Speed-skating
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About Us - Olympic Legacy speed skating is the winningest sport ever in US Winter olympic history andthrough the House of Champions, the Pettit Center, we are very proud to help http://www.thepettit.com/about/olympiclegacy.htm
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Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents Short track speed skating was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics and became a medal sport in 1992. This form of the sport is also known as "pack style," because a pack of four skaters compete on a 111.12-meter track, with the winner being the first to cross the finish line. The four corners of the course are marked by rubber blocks. Skaters are allowed to enter the infield, but they have to pass outside the markers on the turns. A series of elimination heats are held, leading to the semi-finals and finals. Semi-final losers compete in their own final to determine fifth through eighth places. Top of page Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Chae Ji-Hoon, KOR Mirko Vuillermin, ITA Nicky Gooch, GBR Takafumi Nishitani, JPN An Yulong, CHN Hitoshi Uematsu, JPN Marc Gagnon, CAN Jonathan Guilmette, CAN Rusty Smith, USA
SLAM! NAGANO: Short-track Speed Skating The gold medal in the men s 5000metre short-track speed skating relay an event over the US in the medal race for the first time in olympic history. http://www.canoe.ca/SlamNaganoShortTrackSkating/home.html
Utah Olympic Oval: The Fastest Ice On Earth! history / Legacy The Utah olympic Oval was built with the purpose of hosting She won the Gold Medal in the women s 1000meter speed skating event at the http://www.utaholympicoval.com/about/history.html
Extractions: The Utah Olympic Oval was built with the purpose of hosting speed skating competitions during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, but serves as a legacy to the State of Utah for all members of the community to enjoy. The Oval, as well as the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, is operated by the Utah Athletic Foundation. The Oval is part of a multi-purpose recreation complex that includes recreational gyms, weight facilities and swimming pools. The Utah Olympic Oval successfully hosted its first major international speed skating competition three weeks after the completion of the oval construction in February 2001. The success of the 2001 World Championships Speed Skating Single Distances event was overwhelming, bringing more than130 athletes from 20 countries to Salt Lake City for this prestigious competition. As a preview to the Olympics in 2002, an incredible five world records were broken in the Utah Olympic Oval's debut competition. The format of the Single Distances Championships is very similar to that of the Olympic Games making this event a great test and learning tool for the staff, volunteers and facility.
History Of The Quinte Blades history of the Quinte Blaades. The Quinte Blades speed skating Club evolved of the skaters participated in speed skating events at the Special olympic http://www.quinteblades.reach.net/qbhist.html
Extractions: A skating program was initiated for students attending the William R. Kirk School in Belleville. Lorrie Roebuck whose daughter Dianne attended the school convinced the school board to let her coach the skaters for an hour a week on ice donated by the City of Belleville. The skaters were known as the Belleville Blades. Approximately 20 athletes were involved skating on hockey or figure skates. In February 1991, several of the skaters participated in speed skating events at the Special Olympic Provincial Winter Games in Barrie. John Newnham, Mike Mainse, Les Holmes and Cathy Sonnenburgh were selected to travel to Saskatoon for the 1992 Special Olympic Canadian Winter Games. In the meantime, Ann Watson, who had recently moved to Belleville and was a "speed skater", joined Lorrie in the training of these skaters and accompanied them to Saskatoon.
Virtual Library Of Sport - Ice Skating history, stats, extensive links directory; speed skating Complete results ofall major speed skating championships in history, including olympic Games. http://sportsvl.com/rest/skating.htm
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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS speed skating history olympic speed skating has almost always been contestedin the European system of skating time trials in twoman pairs. http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=SS&sportCode=
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS Short Track speed skating history. DISCIPLINE S ORIGIN. Short track (or indoor)speed skating was first practiced in Europe at the end of the 19th century http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=ST&sportCode=
BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Skating athletes to figure in the history of olympic controversies. speed skating Canada comfortably win gold in the final short track speed skating event http://news.bbc.co.uk/winterolympics2002/low/english/skating/default.stm
Extractions: : Mike Hewitt/Allsport HISTORY Ice skates first appeared in northern Europe around 300 AD. Made from wood, bone or antlers, skates helped primitive hunters capture wild animals on the fjords and icy terrain. The early bone skate was fastened with straps to boots made from animal skins. The first all-iron skates appear in Scotland. Speed skating soon becomes the first form of skating to become a sport, beating out figure skating and ice hockey. American E.W. Bushnell creates the first all-steel skate. Light and strong, the blades do not require the frequent sharpening of iron runners. Bushnell's creation revolutionizes skating sports. Netherlands hosts the first speed skating World Championships, which bring together the Dutch, Russian, American and English champions. The International Skating Union is founded to govern speed skating and figure skating. Men's speed skating debuts at the first Olympic Winter Games, held in Chamonix, France. American Charles Jewtraw captures gold in the 500-meter race. Women's speed skating debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. Lydia Skoblikova of the Soviet Union wins gold in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters.
NZ Winter Olympic History NZ Winter olympic history. 1952, OSLO, NORWAY. New Zealand made their firstventure into Pamela Bell (snowboarding), Andrew Nicholson (speed skating), http://www.olympic.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=340
Squaw Valley USA: History Olympic Results history. General history Squaw history Overview Squaw olympic history Women s 500 Meter speed skating. 1. Helga Haase, Germany, 45.9 http://www.squaw.com/winter/history_olympics_results.html
Extractions: History General History Squaw History Overview Squaw Olympic History 1960 Olympic Slide Show ... Olympic Results February 19, 1960 Men's 30 KM Cross-Country 1. Sixten Jernberg Sweden 2. Rolf Ramgard Sweden 3. Nikolai Anikin U.S.S.R. Pairs Figure Skating 1. Barbara Wagner/Robert Paul Canada 80.4 (total points) 2. Marika Kilius/Hans Baumler Germany 76.8 (total points) 3. Nancy Ludington/Ronald Ludington U.S.A. 76.2 (total points) top February 20, 1960 Women's Downhill 1. Heidi Biebl Germany 2. Penny Pitou U.S.A. 3. Traudl Hecher Austria Women's 10 KM Cross-Country 1. Marija Gusakova U.S.S.R. 2. Liubov Baranova U.S.S.R. 3. Radia Eroshina U.S.S.R. Women's 500 Meter Speed Skating 1. Helga Haase Germany 2. Natalija Donchenko U.S.S.R. 3. Jeanne Ashworth U.S.A. top February 21, 1960 Men's Giant Slalom 1. Roger Staub Switzerland 2. Josef Stiegler Austria 3. Ernst Hinterseer Austria Biathlon 1. Klas Lestander Sweden 2. Antti Tyrvainen Finland 3. Aleksandr Privalov U.S.S.R. Women's 1,500 Meter Speed Skating
Squaw Summers: History Olympics Results The VIII Winter olympic Games Women s 500 Meter speed skating. 1. Helga Haase,Germany, 45.9. 2. Natalija Donchenko, USSR, 46 http://www.squaw.com/summer/html/history_olympics_results.html
Extractions: Prices Groups ... Winter Season Passes February 19, 1960 Men's 30 KM Cross-Country 1. Sixten Jernberg Sweden 2. Rolf Ramgard Sweden 3. Nikolai Anikin U.S.S.R. Pairs Figure Skating 1. Barbara Wagner/Robert Paul Canada 80.4 (total points) 2. Marika Kilius/Hans Baumler Germany 76.8 (total points) 3. Nancy Ludington/Ronald Ludington U.S.A. 76.2 (total points) top February 20, 1960 Women's Downhill 1. Heidi Biebl Germany 2. Penny Pitou U.S.A. 3. Traudl Hecher Austria Women's 10 KM Cross-Country 1. Marija Gusakova U.S.S.R. 2. Liubov Baranova U.S.S.R. 3. Radia Eroshina U.S.S.R. Women's 500 Meter Speed Skating 1. Helga Haase Germany 2. Natalija Donchenko U.S.S.R. 3. Jeanne Ashworth U.S.A. top February 21, 1960 Men's Giant Slalom 1. Roger Staub Switzerland 2. Josef Stiegler
Extractions: "I remember skating around with one of the guys on the [Olympic] team and asking who's that and pointing to different people out there. And he says that would be Karen Kania [of East Germany] and you will be skating against her. And I thought, That was a girl? She's as big as some of the guys on our team. I've got to compete against that?" says Bonnie Blair on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series. The story of her birth on March 18, 1964 sounds like a fairy tale. The heroine's dad, Charlie, who had fathered four speed skaters among his five children, decided it would be better if he took the kids to a meet while mom gave birth. Soon after dropping his wife Eleanor at the hospital, Charlie, the timer at the meet in Yonkers, N.Y, heard the public-address announcer tell the crowd, "It looks like Charlie's family has just added another skater." Bonnie Blair won two gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway.