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FISU Regulations

The speed skating events (optional discipline with medal awarding) are organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the International Skating Union (ISU). The FISU Regulations are always set up on the recommendation of the FISU Technical Chair and the ISU Technical Delegate in close cooperation with the Committee for Sports Regulations (CRS), and they are approved by the FISU Executive Committee. The programme and duration of the competitions are fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. Duration of the competition: 8 days maximum.

 

Speed Skating Competitions

Today’s long track speed skating competitions are organised for men and women as follows:

Men

Women

500 m

500 m

1000 m

1000 m

1500 m

1500 m

5000 m

3000 m

10000 m

5000 m

Men Team Pursuit races over 8 laps for national Teams of 3 skaters

Women Team Pursuit races over 6 laps for national Teams of 3 skaters

 

The running of competitions is always supervised by the FISU Technical Chair for long track speed skating and the ISU Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. All sport facilities must be provided with the necessary equipment by the Organising Committee of the host country. This interesting discipline has become very exiting and spectacular not only for the audience in the stadium, but also for TV broadcast and media.

 

The History of Speed Skating in FISU

The first international university sport competition of long track speed skating dates back to the 1951 World University Championship Cup in Poiana, Romania. The gold medallist of the event, Evgeni GRISHIN (USSR), became an Olympic champion in the 500 m and 1500 m events in 1956 and 1960. The sport appeared on the 10th World Winter University Games in 1953 in Vienna-Semmering, Austria, where the athletes of the USSR dominated on all distances. Only the 2nd place in the men’s 500 m event was achieved by DOUBEK from Czechoslovakia. Long track speed skating was included, initially only for men, in the programme of the Winter Universiade for the first time at the 5th edition in 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria. Since 1970 the competition has been open to both men and women. Long track speed skating is an optional sport of the WU sports programme.


Men

 

 500 m

 1500 m

 3000 m

 5000 m

 Gold

 Erhard Keller (GER)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

 Silver

 Keiichi Suzuki (JPN)

Valeriy Bayonov (URSS)

Pekka Halinen (FIN)

 Anatoliy Nokhrin (URSS)

 Bronze

Takayuki Hida (JPN) 

Arkadiy Kichenko (URSS)

Pekka Halinen (FIN)

Anatoliy Nokhrin (URSS)

Yoshiaki Demachi (JPN)


Former medallists participating in the WU include participants of the Olympic Winter Games and the World Championships such as: Enrico Fabris (ITA): 2 gold & 1 bronze, Speed Skating OWG / Matteo Anesi (ITA): gold, Speed Skating OWG / Lee Kang Seok (KOR): bronze, Speed Skating OWG / Sang Lee Hwa (KOR); ranked 6th, Speed Skating OWG. The long track speed skating competition has already been staged eight times at the Winter Universiade. Thanks to the good cooperation between the International Skating Union (ISU) and FISU, we closely follow the evolution of this sport to develop our competition programme. The 1st edition of the World University Long Track Speed Skating Championship will be held in December 2012 in Zakopane (Poland). The current FISU Technical Chair for long track speed skating is Sergio ANESI (ITA). He was preceded by John THORPE (CAN) and Louw HEKKEMA (NED).

 

Minimum Requirements

Sports
No. of Events

Events

No. of Venues
(Competition and Training)

No. of Events

14 Events

Men:
100 m, 500 m, 1000 m,
1500 m, 5000 m, 10000 m,
Men Team Pursuit races
over 8 laps for National Teams
of 3 skaters.

One (1) outdoor or indoor
long track speed skating
stadium complying with the
recent ISU international standards

Seven (7) Events

Women:
100 m, 500 m, 1000 m,
1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m,
Women Team Pursuit
races over 6 laps for
National Teams of 3 skaters.

Seven (7) Events


Next Event

2014 - 2nd WUC Speed Skating - Almaty (KAZ)

2016- 3rd WUC Speed Skating - Baselga di Pine (ITA)

 

 International Skating Union

 

FISU Technical Chairs:

Sergio ANESI (ITA) (WUC)

Louw HEKKEMA (NED) (WU)

 

 

News

 

Previous Events

2013 - 26th Winter Universiade - Trentino (ITA) - Optional Sport

2012 - 1st WUC Speed Skating - Zakopane (POL)

2009 - 24th Winter Universiade – Harbin (CHN) - Optional Sport

2007 - 23rd Winter Universiade – Torino (ITA) - Optional Sport

2005 - 22nd Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport

1997 - 18th Winter Universiade – Chonju/Muju (KOR) - Optional Sport

1991 - 15th Winter Universiade – Sapporo (JPN) - Optional Sport

1989 - 14th Winter Universiade – Sofia (BUL) - Optional Sport

1972 - 7th Winter Universiade - Lake Placid (USA) - Optional Sport

1970 - 6th Winter Universiade – Rovaniemi (FIN) - Optional Sport

1968 - 5th Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport

 

 

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