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Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other over set distances on skates. There are two disciplines of speed skating in the Olympic Games, long-track speed skating which is usually referred to as just “speed skating”, while short-track speed skating is known as “short track”.  

The ISU governing body of competitive ice sports, refers to long track as “speed skating” and short track as “short track skating”.

Short Track

Long Track

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