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Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Speed skating
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games

Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Hamar Olympic Hall
Dates February 13-25
Competitors 150 from 21 nations
For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics, was held from 13 February to 25 February. Ten events were contested at Hamar Olympic Hall.[1]


  • Medal summary 1
    • Medal table 1.1
    • Men's events 1.2
    • Women's events 1.3
  • Records 2
  • Participating NOCs 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 3 2 0 5
2  United States (USA) 3 0 0 3
3  Russia (RUS) 2 2 1 5
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 3 6
5  Austria (AUT) 1 1 0 2
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 3 4
7  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
7  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
9  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
10  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Norway led the medal table in speed skating on home ice, led by Johann Olav Koss, who won three gold medals. Bonnie Blair was the most successful woman, with a pair of gold medals. Germany won the most total medals, with six, though only a single gold.

Belarus and Russia won their first medals in speed skating, with both nations competing in the Olympics for the first time.

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Aleksandr Golubev
Russia (RUS)
36.33  Sergey Klevchenya
Russia (RUS)
36.39  Manabu Horii
Japan (JPN)
1000 metres
 Dan Jansen
United States (USA)
1:12.43  Igor Zhelezovsky
Belarus (BLR)
1:12.72  Sergey Klevchenya
Russia (RUS)
1500 metres
 Johann Olav Koss
Norway (NOR)
1:51.29  Rintje Ritsma
Netherlands (NED)
1:51.99  Falko Zandstra
Netherlands (NED)
5000 metres
 Johann Olav Koss
Norway (NOR)
6:34.96  Kjell Storelid
Norway (NOR)
6:42.68  Rintje Ritsma
Netherlands (NED)
10000 metres
 Johann Olav Koss
Norway (NOR)
13:30.55  Kjell Storelid
Norway (NOR)
13:49.25  Bart Veldkamp
Netherlands (NED)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Bonnie Blair
United States (USA)
39.25  Susan Auch
Canada (CAN)
39.61  Franziska Schenk
Germany (GER)
1000 metres
 Bonnie Blair
United States (USA)
1:18.74  Anke Baier
Germany (GER)
1:20.12  Ye Qiaobo
China (CHN)
1500 metres
 Emese Hunyady
Austria (AUT)
2:02.19  Svetlana Fedotkina
Russia (RUS)
2:02.69  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Germany (GER)
3000 metres
 Svetlana Bazhanova
Russia (RUS)
4:17.43  Emese Hunyady
Austria (AUT)
4:18.14  Claudia Pechstein
Germany (GER)
5000 metres
 Claudia Pechstein
Germany (GER)
7:14.37  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Germany (GER)
7:14.88  Hiromi Yamamoto
Japan (JPN)


Four world records and five Olympic records were set in Lillehammer.[2][3]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 14 February  Aleksandr Golubev (RUS) 36.33 OR
Men's 1000 metres 18 February  Dan Jansen (USA) 1:12.43 OR WR
Men's 1500 metres 16 February  Johann Olav Koss (NOR) 1:51.29 OR WR
Men's 5000 metres 13 February  Johann Olav Koss (NOR) 6:34.96 OR WR
Men's 10000 metres 20 February  Johann Olav Koss (NOR) 13:30.55 OR WR

Participating NOCs

Twenty-one nations competed in the speed skating events at Lillehammer. Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine made their Olympic speed skating debuts.


  1. ^ "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1994 Olympics - Speed Skating

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