at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Adler Arena, Sochi, Russia|
|Dates||8–22 February 2014|
|No. of events||12|
|Competitors||179 from 23 nations|
Competition schedule Edit
The following is the competition schedule for all twelve events. With the exception of the Team pursuit events, all rounds of each event were concluded within a single session.
All times are (UTC+4).
|8 February||15:30||Men's 5000 metres|
|9 February||15:30||Women's 3000 metres|
|10 February||17:00||Men's 500 metres|
|11 February||16:45||Women's 500 metres|
|12 February||18:00||Men's 1000 metres|
|13 February||18:00||Women's 1000 metres|
|15 February||17:30||Men's 1500 metres|
|16 February||18:00||Women's 1500 metres|
|18 February||17:00||Men's 10000 metres|
|19 February||17:30||Women's 5000 metres|
|21 February||17:30||Team pursuit men – qualification|
|Team pursuit women – qualification|
|22 February||17:30||Team pursuit men – Finals|
|Team pursuit women – Finals|
Medal summary Edit
Netherlands dominated in speed skating, winning a total of 23 medals including eight out of the twelve gold medals and medals in all events. There were four Dutch podium sweeps where the Netherlands won the gold, silver and bronze medal, making the Netherlands the first country in Olympic speed skating history to achieve this. The events were the: Men's 5000m, Men's 500m, Women's 1500m and Men's 10,000m. In the women's 1,500 metres, Dutch athletes placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th; the first such result in Olympic speed skating history by athletes from a single nation.
On 24 November 2017 the silver medal of Olga Fatkulina was disqualified as part of the Russian team doping case. On 1 February 2018, Olga Fatkulina successfully appealed against IOC decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. As a result, her silver medal was reinstated.
Medal table Edit
|3||Czech Republic (CZE)||1||1||0||2|
|South Korea (KOR)||1||1||0||2|
|Totals (7 entries)||12||12||12||36|
Men's events Edit
|12:49.02||Bob de Jong
|| Netherlands (NED)
| South Korea (KOR)
|3:40.85|| Poland (POL)
Women's events Edit
||Jorien ter Mors
|1:54.09||Lotte van Beek
|| Netherlands (NED)
Jorien ter Mors
Lotte van Beek
| Poland (POL)
|3:05.55|| Russia (RUS)
Olympic records broken Edit
|Men's 5000 metres||8 February||Pair 10||Sven Kramer||Netherlands||6:10.76||OR|||
|Women's 500 metres||11 February||Race 2 Pair 17||Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||37.28||OR|||
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
|Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||74.70||OR|||
|Women's 1500 metres||16 February||Pair 9||Jorien ter Mors||Netherlands||1:53.51||OR|||
|Men's 10,000 metres||18 February||Pair 6||Jorrit Bergsma||Netherlands||12:44.45||OR|||
Other records Edit
- A total of four podium sweeps were recorded in speed skating, where one nation won the gold, silver and bronze medals in a single event. This was the highest number of podium sweeps to have occurred in speed skating in Olympic history. Every one of these four podium sweeps was won by the Netherlands team.
|8 February||Men's 5000m||Netherlands||Sven Kramer||Jan Blokhuijsen||Jorrit Bergsma|||
|10 February||Men's 500m||Netherlands||Michel Mulder||Jan Smeekens||Ronald Mulder|||
|16 February||Women's 1500m||Netherlands||Jorien ter Mors||Ireen Wüst||Lotte van Beek|||
|18 February||Men's 10,000m||Netherlands||Jorrit Bergsma||Sven Kramer||Bob de Jong|||
Each NOC was allowed to delegate a maximal number of ten men and ten women speed skaters who reached the qualification criteria. A proposal of the Dutch skating association (KNSB) to add an extra athlete, especially for the team pursuit event, was rejected at the congress of the international federation ISU in Kuala Lumpur in June 2012.
Qualification times Edit
The qualification times were released in July 2013. The women's times stayed the same from Vancouver except for a more stringent standard in the 3000 m, while the men's qualification times have all slightly decreased.
|5000 m||6:33.00||7:20.00 or 4:10.00 (3000 m)|
|10,000 m||13:30.00 or 6:28.00 (5000 m)||—|
Participating nations Edit
A total of 181 athletes from 23 nations participated (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). Chinese Taipei made its debut in the sport.
- Australia (1)
- Austria (2)
- Belgium (2)
- Canada (17)
- China (10)
- Chinese Taipei (1)
- Czech Republic (2)
- Finland (3)
- France (3)
- Germany (14)
- Hungary (1)
- Italy (6)
- Japan (17)
- Kazakhstan (6)
- Latvia (1)
- Netherlands (20)
- New Zealand (1)
- Norway (9)
- Poland (10)
- Russia (19)
- South Korea (18)
- Sweden (1)
- United States (17)
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