Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

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Winter Olympic speed skating betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 have yet to be posted, but the time to start picking your potential favorites is now. Bettors looking to get ahead of the curve, no pun intended, would do well to know how the sports works and the best athletes in each field. Seeing as the majority of the field is from outside of the country, the earlier you do your research, the better.

The sport revolves around two skaters, who get a simultaneous start, racing around the perimeter of a 400-meter track. The track is broken up into two courses, named the in and out course. Two-skater teams change lanes at designated areas around the track, the skater who thwarted in will go out and vice versa.

This site is intended to make that process easier. We will attempt to cover all of the major points of the sport and give insight on some of its premiere athletes.

Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

Bovada.lv is currently listing all the current PyeongChang 2018 speed skating betting odds that winter sports fans could ask for, and this online sportsbook lists odds for both men’s and women’s Olympics speed skating competitions across all disciplines. On the women’s side, the Netherlands’ Ireen Wust is the favorite to win the 3,000m race, but she’s only just barely ahead of the Czech Republic’s Martina Sablikova, herself the leader on the women’s 5,000m long track betting board. The men’s 5,000m Olympic long track speed skating futures betting board is led by Sven Kramer of the Netherlands with the best odds of claiming gold of the entire field, male or female. The Dutch racer’s closest foe is Ted-Jan Bloeman, also from the Netherlands, and Kramer’s odds are even better in the 10,000m Olympics long track speed skating race, where is virtually assured to take the win after making 15 laps around the Gangneung Ice Arena track.

PyeongChang 2018 Men’s 500m Long Track Speed Skating Odds

The shortest of the long track speed skating races is the domain of the Dutch, as the Netherlands has staked a claim over the Olympic men’s 500 m long track speed skating odds as being the masters of this fast-paced discipline. The Norwegians and Finns would love to crack into even bronze metal territory, but ultimately it’s going to be on them to survive in this short race around the long track at the Gangneung Ice Arena’s big rink.

Olympic Men’s 500m Long Track Odds

Ronald Mulder (NED) +350 N/A
Kai Verbij (NED) +500 N/A
Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) +800 N/A
Jan Smeekens (NED) +800 N/A
Mika Poutala (FIN) +900 N/A
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 500m Long Track Medal Results

The Olympic Men’s 500m Long Track medal results are in, and the shortest men’s race out of all Long Track events at the Gangneung Ice Arena at PyeongChang 2018 was full of upsets. First place and another gold medal for Norway went to Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen, who was way back in third place on the Bovada Winter Olympics betting board this time around. Silver and bronze medals went to skaters that weren’t even in the top 10 most likely racers to win the event, an occurrence which generated a huge amount of interest among spectators and huge profits for bettors that took the long odds offered by the bookies. Second place in the race was claimed by South Korea’s Cha Min Kyu for yet another piece of hardware to add to the host nation’s stack, while Gao Tinyu of the People’s Republic of China nabbed the third step on the podium for the upset.

Olympic Men’s 500m Results

Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR)

Cha Min Kyu (KOR)

Gao Tinyu (CHN)


PyeongChang 2018 Women's 500m Long Track Speed Skating Odds

The Japanese Nao Kodaira makes her appearance as the lady to beat in the 500m race around Gangneung’s big rink, with far and away the best Olympic women’s 500m Long Track Speed Skating odds. After her, the USA stands a good chance of getting on the podium and at least medaling, but Korea’s best racers stand in the way in this sport, which their country has historically excelled in.

Olympic Women’s 500m Long Track Odds

Nao Kodaira (JPN) -350
Lee Sang-hwa (KOR) +450
Brittany Bowe (USA) +900
Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) +1600
Arisa Go (JPN) +2000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 500m Long Track Medal Results

The shortest of the Long Track Speed Skating events at PyeongChang 2018 is on the books, and spectators at the Gangneung Ice Arena were in a for a somewhat surprising outcome, at least if the Olympic Women’s 500m Long Track medal results are to be believed. Nao Kodaira of Japan was heavily favored by the bookies at Bovada to take the gold medal in this quick event, and she did – and handily so. However, the second and third steps on the podium on the night ended up quite a bit different from what was expected, as Korea’s Lee San-hwa got the silver medal and the Czech Republic’s Karolina Erbanova claimed the bronze medal. That was an unlooked-for occurrence in a big way, as Erbanova wasn’t anywhere close to being near the top of the listing of athletes most likely to podium in the event, but she nevertheless drew on deep reserves of heart to get past the other competitors in the race to add another medal to the Czech Republic’s medal count.

Olympic Women’s 500m Results

Nao Kodaira (JPN)

Lee Sang-hwa (KOR)

Karolina Erbanova (CZE)


PyeongChang 2018 Men's 1,000 Long Track Speed Skating Odds

This event, and the Olympic men’s 1,000m Long Track Speed Skating odds generally, belongs to the Netherlands, as Nuis, Verweij and Verbig continue to demonstrate on the boards and on the ice in Olympics past. Only one Russian skater, Denis Yuskov, stands a legitimate chance to break into the top three, but it will be up to the night of the race to decide if they can manage it.

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Long Track Odds

Kjeld Nuis (NED) +210
Kai Verbig (NED) +300
Denis Yuskov (OAR) +350
Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) +500
Koen Verweij (NED) +900
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Long Track Speed Skating Medal Results

Kjeld Nuis upheld the Netherlands’ dominant streak in long track speed skating, outlasting even the resurgent and highly motivated South Korean skaters that began working their way up in the rankings. The Olympic Men’s 1,000m Long Track Speed Skating medal results are in, and Nuis, as we mentioned, took the gold over his countryman Kai Verbig, who didn’t make it onto the podium at all actually. The silver medal went to Havard Lorentzen of Norway, who was listed with the fourth-highest spot on the betting board at Bovada. The final step on the medalists podium went to one of those South Korean racers, Kim Tae-Yun, who, skating on his home ice bested Koen Verweij of the Netherlands and Denis Yuskov of the so-called “Olympics Athletes of Russia.” With the schedule of speed skating events at the Gangneung Ice Arena winding down, there won’t be too many opportunities like this one to win big at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olymipcs.

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Results

Kjeld Nuis (NED)

Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR)

Kim Tae-Yun (KOR)


PyeongChang 2018 Women's 1,000 Long Track Speed Skating Odds

This particular event and the Olympic women’s 1,000m Long Track Speed Skating odds that go with them, continue the fight left over from the 500m race, and that means more Kodaira. The Japanese skater is way out ahead of her closest rivals, but that does mean that the USA is moving into a position to shake up the leaderboards.

Olympic Women’s 1,000m Long Track Odds

Nao Kodaira (JPN) -150
Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) +500
Miho Takagi (JPN) +700
Jorien Ter Mors (NED) +800
Brittany Bowe (USA) +1000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 1,000m Long Track Speed Skating Medal Results

The Netherlands again showed why it is such a powerful force at the Winter Games year after year, as Dutch skater Jorien Ter Mors overcame long odds to supplant Japanese racer Nao Kodaira (who was at the top of the Bovada betting board going into the Olympic Women’s 1,000m Long Track speed skating event. Medal results show Ter Mors taking gold, while Kodaira made do with Silver. Still, the Japanese women’s did have the majority of podium finishes in this event, and accordingly the most medals, as Miho Takagi – the silver medalist in the Olympic Women’s 1,500m Long Track competition – nabbed the bronze. With nearly half the ladies’ Long Track events completed, the battle for the most medals looks to be a showdown between the Dutch and the Japanese, so don’t miss an instant of the action, and follow all the medal updates here.

Olympic Women’s 1,000m Results

Jorien Ter Mors (NED)

Nao Kodaira (JPN)

Miho Takagi (JPN)


PyeongChang 2018 Men's 1,500 Long Track Speed Skating Odds

Russia’s best skater continues to hold onto a tentative lead in the Olympic men’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating odds, but the Netherlands is pretty much in charge of the rest of the show. It stands to reason that the odds are so close between Dutch skaters that we could be looking at all-Holland podium in this event.

Olympic Men's 1,500 Long Track Odds

Denis Yuskov (OAR) +105
Kjeld Nuis (NED) +300
Koen Verweij (NED) +300
Joey Mantia (USA) +2000
Patrick Roest (NED) +2000
Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) +2000
Vincent De Haitre (CAN) +2800
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating Medal Results

If you were looking for the Olympic Men’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating medal results, you’re in luck, as those results were released this morning. You were also lucky if you picked Dutch skater Kjeld Nuis to win, as the scrappy Hollander did just that, overcoming his team mate Koen Verweij, who had equal odds, and besting Denis Yuskov, the top-ranked racer on the Bovada and Bet365 betting boards and one of the “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” The Netherland’s Patriot Roest grabbed the silver medal, again bucking the bookies’ expectations for this event. Rounding out the winners’ podium was South Korea’s Kim Min Seok, who wasn’t anywhere close to the top of the betting boards but nevertheless didn’t fail to impress the home crowd with a great display of athletic prowess. Chalk it up to grit as much as Kim’s home-field (or in this case home-ice) advantage.

Olympic Men’s 1,500m Results

Kjeld Nuis (NED)

Patrick Roest (NED)

Kim Min Seok (KOR)


PyeongChang 2018 Women's 1,500 Long Track Speed Skating Odds

Japan is again way ahead, but Richardson-Bergsma and Ireen Wust appear to be poised to give Miho Takagi a run for her money. At the very least the Dutch and the USA may at least challenge for a medal – that’s how the Olympic women’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating are looking at this stage of the game anyway.

Olympic Women's 1,500 Long Track Odds

Miho Takagi (JPN) -125
Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) +450
Ireen Wust (NED) +500
Marrit Leenstra (NED) +900
Lotte van Beek (NED) +900
Brittany Bowe (USA) +1400
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating Medal Results

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed gold according to the Olympic Women’s 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating medal results, overcoming the much higher-ranked Miho Takagi to do so. Fellow Dutch racer Marrit Leenstra, who was just behind Wust on the Bovada and Bet365 leaderboards, finished with a bronze medal, leaving Takagi, who was overwhelming the favorite to win this event, to make due with the silver medal. Most of these ladies will appear in other long track events at the Gangneung Ice Arena, so keep your eyes peeled for more medal results.

Olympic Women’s 1,500m Long Track Results

Ireen Wust (NED)

Miho Takagi (JPN)

Marrit Leenstra (NED)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women’s 3,000m Long Track Speed Skating Odds

The Netherlands’ dominance in Olympic long track speed skating going into the upcoming 2018 Winter Games is most tenuous in the women’s 3,000m race, to be held at the beginning of long track events at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Long track events involve much more discipline during the race as skaters have to navigate the oval at a much lower pace, usually reserving the final laps for their ultimate burst of energy. The Women’s 3,000m long track speed skating odds give us the impression that we ought to look for the Netherlands to have a close matchup against the Czech Republic’s skaters – and even Japan’s – in this thrilling long track showdown.

Olympic Women's 3,000 Long Track Odds

Ireen Wust (NED) +200
Martina Sablikova (CZE) +225
Antoinette De Jong (NED) +500
Miho Takagi (JPN) +600
Ivanie Blondin (CAN) +700
Roxanne Dufter (GER) +10000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 3,000m Long Track Speed Skating Medal Results

Nobody saw this one coming – the Netherlands claimed first place in the Olympic Women’s 3,000m Long Track Speed Skating medal results, but it wasn’t how anybody expected. Carlijn Achtereekte, who wasn’t anywhere close to the top end of the Bovada and Bet365 betting boards, claimed gold. In fact, this prestigious and much-publicized event’s podium ended up an all-Dutch affair. Ireen Wust, the narrow favorite to win, came in second to grab silver, and Antoinette De Jong, who had the third-best odds going into the event, came away with the bronze medal.

Olympic Women’s 3,000m Long Track Results

Carlijn Achtereekte (NED)

Ireen Wust (NED)

Antoinette De Jong (NED)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Men’s 5,000m Long Track Odds

The 5,000m long track speed skating races are the shorter of the two lengths of events for male contestants at the Winter Olympics 2018 edition, both of which will be held inside the large oval circuit of the Gangneung Ice Arena in PyeonChang. This even is all about strategy, as racers must conserve their momentum and time their final burst of speed, skating across the line having used up every last bit of their strength in the last laps. The Netherlands have the Olympic men’s 5,000m long track odds to beat, although it looks like their competitors don’t stand much of a chance.

Olympic Men's 5,000 Long Track Odds

Sven Kramer (NED) -250
Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) +400
Bob de Vries (NED) +1200
Jan Blokhuijsen (NED) +2000
Nicola Tumolero (ITA) +2000
Peter Michael (NZL) +2000
Patrick Beckert (GER) +2000
Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) +25000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 5,000m Long Track Medal Results

The Olympic Men’s 5,000m Long Track medal results are in, and Bovada and Bet365’s joint front-runner Sven Kramer of the Netherlands has won gold, backing up his -250 initial odds to win outright. Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloeman finished with a silver medal, backing up the bookies’ predictions, but there was a huge shakeup with regard to the eventual third-place finisher in this thrilling race. Norway’s Sverre Lunde Pedersen came from dead last place on the betting boards to claim silver, earning one of his nation’s nine total speed skating medals so far at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Olympic Men’s 5,000m Long Track Results

Sven Kramer (NED)

Ted-Jan Bloeman (CAN)

Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women’s 5,000m Long Track Betting Odds

The longest women’s speed skating event on the entire 2018 Winter Olympics schedule is the Olympic 5,000m long track race. Though only slightly longer in duration on paper than the Olympic 3,000m race, the 5,000m is even more grueling, and it’s not uncommon to see racers unable to finish the 30-plus lap endurance race. Participants can also be eliminated for any number of infractions, such as holding, pushing, shoving or failing to yield to a faster skater.

Olympic Women's 5,000 Long Track Odds

Martina Sablikva (CZE) +130
Claudia Pechstein (GER) +350
Esmee Visser (NED) +450
Ivanie Blondin (CAN) +500
Annouk van der Weijden (NED) +800
Mia Manganello (USA) +10000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 5,000m Long Track Medals Results

Esmee Visser of the Netherlands and the Czech Republic’s Martina Sablikova swapped places in the Olympic Women’s 5,000m Long Track medals results from their standing on the betting boards going into the race. Visser took gold over Sablikova, who finished her run with a silver medal performance although she was actually favored to win the event. Third place and the accompanying bronze medal went to Natalia Voronina of the “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” which in practical terms adds to Russia’s growing success in speed skating events since the Soviet era, although the International Olympic Committee won’t officially recognize these medals as part of the country’s official medal count for record-keeping’s sake.

Olympic Women’s 5,000m Results

Esmee Visser (NED)

Martina Sablikva (CZE)

Natalia Voronina (OAR)


PyeongChang 2018 Online Betting Odds For Olympic Men’s 10,000m Speed Skating

The longest men’s speed skating event is the 2018 Olympic 10,000m race, to be held toward the end of the proceedings at Pyeongchang’s Gangneung Ice Arena. The large oval (which is roughly 400 meters in length) will be circled a seemingly countless number of times while skaters test their endurance to the peak at sustained speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour. With everything at stake on this ultimate race, the online betting odds for Olympic men’s 10,000m speed skating definitively favor the Netherlands skaters once again, with the others not even close.

Olympic Men's 10,000 Speed Skating Odds

Sven Kramer (NED) -400
Ted-Jan Bloemen (NED) +250
Jorrit Bergsma (NED) +900
Davide Ghiotta (ITA) +2200
Peter Michael (NZL) +3300
Jordan Belchos (CAN) +10000
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 10,000m Speed Skating Medal Results

The only long track speed skating event held on Feb. 15 was the men’s 10,000m race, but it was one of the most intense trials yet at the Gangneung Ice Arena. The Olympic Men’s 10,000m Speed Skating medal results show Canadian racer Ted-Jan Bloeman coming out on top, adding yet another gold to the Canada’s growing stack of hardware from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. Dutch skater Jorrit Bergsma came in second to grab yet another silver for the Netherlands, but it was the fantastic late-race burst from Italian Nicola Tumolero to secure the bronze medal that stole the show. Anybody who picked Tumolero had a big payday for sure, but only the sharpest bettors can pick up on these things with any degree of repeatability.

Olympic Men’s 10,000m Results

Ted-Jan Bloemen (NED)

Jorrit Bergsma (NED)

Nicola Tumolero (ITA)


PyeongChang 2018 Men's Team Pursuit Betting Odds

The Netherlands and South Korea are on top of the betting boards at Bovada and Bet365, though other nation’s best racers have a pretty good shot to least get on the podium in this fast-paced relay event. The Olympic short track speed skating men’s team pursuit odds take into account the past performances of the teams competing from previous Olympiads as well as their showings from more recent international meets and world tournaments.

Olympic Men's Team Pursuit Betting Odds

Netherlands -155
Italy +650
Norway +650
Canada +700
New Zealand +11000
Odds For All Teams

Olympic Speed Skating Men’s Team Pursuit Medal Results

The team pursuits, some of the last events on the schedule at the Gangneung Ice Arena, are also some of the most prime chances for major upsets, and that’s what we saw in the men’s event, as indicated by the Olympic Speed Skating Men’s Team Pursuit medal results released Wednesday morning. Norway, which was tied with Italy and only just above Canada in the second-highest place on the betting board at Bovada (and not even listed as a close contender at Bet365) stormed into the forefront of the pack to take the win over its Dutch rivals. But that wasn’t all the script-flipping that happened on the Big Rink, as the skaters from the Republic of Korea – which weren’t even within the top 10 most likely teams to win this event on the Bovada and Bet365 betting boards – finished second to claim the silver medal for the host nation. Bronze went to the Netherlands, which had the best odds of any team to win the event and by a large margin too. It just goes to show that you can’t discount your competitors, whether you’re skating or just picking winners.

Olympic Men’s Team Pursuit Results

Norway

Republic of Korea

Netherlands


PyeongChang 2018 Women's Team Pursuit Betting Odds

Japan is way out ahead of any would-be competitor when it comes to the Olympic short track speed skating women’s team pursuit odds, and then it’s the Netherlands’ ladies brining up second place on the boards. Germany, Canada and China, among others, are all in the mix, but they’ll all be fighting for third place as the historic powerhouse teams will likely be cleaning up in this intense race.

Olympic Women's Team Pursuit Betting Odds

Japan -500
Netherlands +450
Germany +900
Canada +1400
China +2000
Odds For All Teams

Olympic Speed Skating Women’s Team Pursuit Medal Results

This one turned out just about how the bookies at the legal Olympics betting sites figured it would, but the fans were still enthralled either way. Japan took the gold pretty easily, as we see reflected in the Olympic Speed Skating Women’s Team Pursuit medal results as listed by the official Olympics website. Similarly, the Netherlands’ women’s team took the silver medal without too much of a fuss, which made sense considering the Dutch ladies were tying up the second highest spot on the betting boards at Bovada and Bet365. The women’s team from the United States was the big surprise of the day, posting a solid third-place run to claim the bronze medal in dramatic fashion although the Team USA crew wasn’t even close to being near the top of the listings on the betting boards. If you picked Team USA on a bronze medal prop bet, chances are you made out pretty good when you went to collect, though it was obvious from the odds that Japan had the best shot of all to repeat as the gold medalists.

Olympic Women’s Team Pursuit Results

Japan

Netherlands

United States of America


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Men's Mass Start Betting Odds

The mass start on the long track is one of the craziest, most hectic events on the whole Winter Olympics docket, and the Koreans have a good chance to come out on top at their home event. The USA has athletes pretty high up on the boards, but stalwarts from the Netherlands and the north of Italy may shake things up for the early front runners.

Olympic Men's Mass Start Betting Odds

Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) EVEN
Joey Mantia (USA) +300
Koen Verweij (NED) +800
Seven Kramer (NED) +1100
Andre Giovannini (ITA) +1400
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Speed Skating Men’s Mass Start Medal Results

The Republic of Korea lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s leading nations in terms of speed skating prowess when – as the Olympic Speed Skating Men’s Mass Start medal results show us – Lee Seung-Hoon took the gold medal over some stiff competition. Belgian racer Bart Swings swung for the fences and landed the silver medal despite not being anywhere near the top of the Bovada.lv betting boards, coming out ahead of the Netherlands’ Koen Verweij, who was rated much higher than him by the bookies at the Latvia-based betting site Bovada. Even though the mass start is one of the most frenetic and frenzied of the long-track speed skating events, the fairly consistent results shown in this particular race reiterate just how solid the odds available at our top legal offshore Olympics betting sites really are. You can generally trust that the odds you’ll see offered are a pretty clear indication of how the events will turn out.

Olympic Men’s Mass Start Results

Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR)

Bart Swings (BEL)

Koen Verweij (NED)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women's Mass Start Betting Odds

The women’s side of the long track mass start is just as furious as the men’s competition, and the Korean ladies will be coming out hard with national pride on the line. Close behind the leading Korean skater is the best the Netherlands has to offer, followed by Italy and Canada, and even Japanese racers aren’t too far back. This could be one of the most exciting and evenly matched of all the Olympic speed skating races, so don’t miss these mass start odds.

Olympic Women's Mass Start Betting Odds

Kim Bo-Reum (KOR) +200
Irene Schouten (NED) +300
Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) +500
Ivanie Blondin (CAN) +500
Nana Takagi (JPN) +800
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Speed Skating Women’s Mass Start Medal Results

Nana Takagi of Japan won in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over a field of much-higher ranked competitors, particularly the eventual second and third-place finishers in one of the final long-track speed skating events of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. The Olympic Speed Skating Women’s Mass Start medal results show the underdog Takagi claiming the gold medal – her second such piece of hardware after winning gold as part of the Japanese women’s team pursuit lineup – despite having +900 odds of doing so, according to Bovada’s betting boards prior to the race. Kim Bo-Reum of South Korea finished second to secure the silver medal, further reinforcing the ROK’s position as one of the preeminent speed skating leaders in international competition, though losing to the lower-rated Takagi obviously had to sting a little bit. Third place and the bronze medal went to Irene Schouten of the Netherlands, though the Dutch skater doubtlessly had similarly high hopes of finishing the race with a gold medal instead of the color she got – her odds to win were almost as good as those of Kim, but she similarly fell to the conquering Japanese skater on the night of Feb. 24.

Olympic Women’s Mass Start Results

Nana Takagi (JPN)

Kim Bo-Reum (KOR)

Irene Schouten (NED)

What Events Makeup Speed Skating At The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games?

Speed skating, also referred to as long track speed skating (in order to differentiate it from short track speed skating, which we cover elsewhere on this site) involves a contest between two skaters who get a simultaneous start, racing around the perimeter of a 400-meter-long track. The track is broken up into two courses, named the in and out course. Two-skater teams change lanes at designated areas around the track, the skater who thwarted in will go out and vice versa.

There are several disciplines in this sport, which are divided between men’s, women’s a mixed-group events. Here are the events that will be at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, with each having slightly different rules regulating the number of athletes participating in a given race, the number of laps and so on.

500m (Men and Women) – Four skaters at a time race 1 ¼ laps around the track each heat.

1,000m (Men and Women) – Four skaters at a time race 2 ½ laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.

1,500m (Men and Women) – Six skaters at a time race 3 ¾ laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.

3,000m (Women) –Six skaters at a time race 7 ½ laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.

5,000m (Men and Women) – Two skaters at a time race 12 ½ laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.

10,000m (Men) – Two skaters at a time race 25 laps around the track each heat.

Team Pursuit (Men and Women) – Two three-member teams start out from opposite sides and skate 6 laps. The ranking is based on the time that the third skater passes the finish line.

Mass Start (Men and Women) – A maximum 28 skaters race for 16 laps in opened racing track. During the race, there are three intermediate sprints every 4 laps. At each intermediate sprint, the first three skaters will gain five, three, and one points. Then, at the last sprint, first three skaters will gain 60, 40, and two points. The competitors who are the first three to cross the finishing line will win the race.

What Are The Rules For Olympic Speed Skating?

Speed skating is regulated by the International Skating Union, which was founded in 1892. Since speed skating is the fastest non-mechanical sport there is, most of the major rules concerning it pertain to anti-doping, as unscrupulous practices that could boost human performance are an ever-present risk to the integrity of races. The International Skating Union accordingly has a list of banned substances and a very strict testing pool for athletes participating in its sanctioned events.

Other rules affecting Olympic speed skating betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 involve the various fouls and illegal maneuvers that, if committed by skaters, will result in their expulsion from the race. Some of these illegal moves include pushing other competitors, skating off track, impeding an opponent’s progress, kicking or making two false starts.

Who Are The Favorites In Speed Skating For The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games?

The Netherlands are the dominant force in the sport. In the 1,500-meter race, the Netherlands and Norway are tied with eight gold medals. The Netherlands have five gold medals in the 3,000-meter race. The 5,000-meter race sees Norway in the lead with nine gold medals, but the Netherlands leads in total medals in the event with 24. The Netherlands also has seven gold medal finishes in the 10,000-meter race category.

Germany leads the six-lap team pursuit category with two gold medals. Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy are all tied for one gold each in the men’s eight-lap team pursuit. The US has amassed the most gold medals in the 500-meter race with 12, 26 total medals in the event. The US also leads in the 1,000-meter gold medal count at eight.

Can American Players Legally Wager On The 2018 PyeongChang Speed Skating Events?

As long as American players know where to place their wager, then they can safely bet on the 2018 PyeongChang speed skating events. There are only four states that allow for land-based betting, but patrons can feel free to use offshore online sportsbooks for Olympic betting odds. Some of the more reliable and popular sites like Bovada, BetOnline, 5Dimes and SportsBetting are excellent options.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics - Speed Skating Event Quick Facts

  • The sport has been nicknamed the demolition derby of the Olympics
Speed Skating Schedule - 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
February 10th Ladies' 3,000 m (Individual) 
February 11th Men's 5,000 m (Individual) 
February 12th Ladies' 1,500 m (Individual) 
February 13th Men's 1,500 m (Individual) 
February 14th Ladies' 1,000 m (Individual) 
February 15th Men's 10,000 m (Individual) 
February 16th Ladies' 5,000 m (Individual) 
February 18th Men's Team Pursuit Qualifications / Ladies' 500 m (Individual)
February 19th Ladies' Team Pursuit Qualifications / Men's 500 m (Individual)
February 21st Ladies'/Men's Team Pursuit Finals
February 23rd Men's 1,000 m (Individual) 
February 24th Ladies'/Men's Mass Start 
Speed Skating

Best Olympic Betting Sites
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  • Bovada.lv
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  • BetOnline
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  • SportsBetting
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  • MYBookie
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  • BetDSI
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  • 5Dimes.eu