European Speed Skating Championships for Men
- In the years 1891–1892, three distances had to be skated: ⅓ mile (536 m) – 1 mile (1,609 m) – 3 miles (4,828 m).
- In the years 1893–1895, three distances had to be skated: 500 m – 1500 m – 5000 m.
- In the years 1896–1935, four distances had to be skated: 500 m – 1500 m – 5000 m – 10000 m (the big combination).
- In the years 1936–1947, four distances had to be skated: 500 m – 1500 m – 3000 m – 5000 m (the small combination).
- In the years 1948–2017 and subsequent odd years, four distances are skated: 500 m – 1500 m – 5000 m – 10000 m (the big combination).
- Starting in 2017, in odd years, a separate competition with four distances is held: 500 m – 1000 m – 500 m – 1000 m (the sprint combination).
- Starting in 2018, in even years, a single distance championships with seven events will be held: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, team pursuit, mass start, and team sprint.
Note that at the 1967 European Championships in Lahti, Finland, it was so cold that the officials decided that they did not want to expose the skaters to the extreme cold for a long time and so they replaced the 10000 m event with a 3000 m event, in effect using the small combination distances instead of the big combination ones.
Ranking systems usedEdit
- In the years 1891–1892, one could only win the European Championships by winning all three distances. If no one won all three distances, no winner would be declared. Silver and bronze medals were not awarded.
- In the years 1893–1907, one could only win the European Championships by winning the majority of the distances, so there would be no European Champion if no skater won at least three distances (two distances in the years 1893–1895, when only three distances were skated). Silver and bronze medals were never awarded.
- In the years 1908–1925, ranking points were awarded (1 point for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place, and so on); the final ranking was then decided by ordering the skaters by lowest point totals. The rule that a skater winning at least three distances was automatically European Champion was still in effect, though, so the ranking could be affected by that. Silver and bronze medals were awarded now as well.
- In the years 1926–1927, the ranking points on each distance were percentage points, calculated from a skater's time and the current European record time. Apart from that, the system used was the same as in the immediately preceding years.
- Since 1928, the samalog system has been in use.
Unofficial Allround championshipsEdit
|1891||Hamburg||None declared||None declared||None declared|
|1892||Vienna||Franz Schilling||None declared||None declared|
|1946||Trondheim||Göthe Hedlund||Aage Johansen||Nikolay Petrov|
Official Allround championshipsEdit
Note that from 1936 to 1948, non-European skaters were allowed to participate if they were members of European skating clubs.
|2017||Heerenveen||Kai Verbij||Kjeld Nuis||Nico Ihle|
|2019||Collalbo||Kai Verbij (2)||Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen||Henrik Fagerli Rukke|
|2021||Heerenveen||Thomas Krol||Hein Otterspeer||Joel Dufter|
|2018||Kolomna||Ronald Mulder||Mika Poutala||Pavel Kulizhnikov|
|2020||Heerenveen||Pavel Kulizhnikov||Dai Dai Ntab||Ruslan Murashov|
|2018||Kolomna||Pavel Kulizhnikov||Denis Yuskov||Nico Ihle|
|2020||Heerenveen||Pavel Kulizhnikov (2)||Thomas Krol||Kai Verbij|
|2018||Kolomna||Denis Yuskov||Thomas Krol||Koen Verweij|
|2020||Heerenveen||Thomas Krol||Denis Yuskov||Patrick Roest|
|2018||Kolomna||Nicola Tumolero||Aleksandr Rumyantsev||Marcel Bosker|
|2020||Heerenveen||Patrick Roest||Sven Kramer||Denis Yuskov|
|2018||Kolomna||Jan Blokhuijsen||Andrea Giovannini||Ruslan Zakharov|
|2020||Heerenveen||Bart Swings||Arjan Stroetinga||Danila Semerikov|
All-time medal countEdit
Allround and Sprint Championships (1891–2021)Edit
|Totals (13 nations)||116||102||102||320|
Single Distance Championships (2018–2020)Edit
|Totals (9 nations)||14||14||14||42|
Combined all-time medal count (1891–2021)Edit
|Totals (15 nations)||130||116||116||362|
Boldface denotes active skaters and highest medal count among all skaters (including these who not included in these tables) per type.
Allround and Sprint ChampionshipsEdit
|10||Kay Arne Stenshjemmet||Norway||1976||1981||2||2||1||5|
- "EK sprint en EK afstanden toegevoegd aan schaatskalender". NU.nl (in Dutch). June 8, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
- Estlander represented the Grand Duchy of Finland which was part of the Russian Empire at that time.
- Vikander represented the Grand Duchy of Finland which was part of the Russian Empire at that time.
- Strömstén represented the Grand Duchy of Finland which was part of the Russian Empire at that time.
- Pajor used to skate for Hungary until he defected in 1949. From then on the ISU allowed him to participate as an independent skater representing the ISU. In 1952 he skated for the Castor Sport Federation of Östersund in Sweden also representing Sweden.
- Until 1995 Veldkamp skated for the Netherlands. From 1996 he skated for Belgium in order to avoid having to participate in Dutch qualification trials for the major tournaments.
- Medal Winners in European Allround Championships. International Skating Union (2006-04-24). Retrieved on 2007-08-25.