Short-track speed skating

winter sport, in which skaters skate on an oval ice track with a length of 111.12 m
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Short-track speed skating is a type of ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (usually between four and six) skate on an oval ice track. The track is 111.12 metres all the way around. The rink itself measures 60 m by 30 m.

Short-track speed skating
3000 meters short-track relay during the 2014 Winter Olympics
Highest governing bodyInternational Skating Union
Mixed sexYes
TypeSeparate competitions for male and female
Equipmentice skates, helmet, gloves, suit, shin guards, neck guard, safety glasses
Olympic1988 (demonstration)
500 meters short track heat at the 2004 World Cup in Saguenay

World Championships have been held since 1981. It has been a Winter Olympic sport since 1992.

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