Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds For Beijing 2022
Speed skating betting odds for Beijing 2022 are always some of the favorites amongst Winter Olympic bettors. Those looking to get ahead of the curve would do well to know how Olympic speed skating works and the best athletes in each field. While some skaters will be declared the favorites, finding value across the speed skating odds board can allow for big wins. This site is intended to betting on Olympic speed skating and easier process. Cover all of the major points of the sport and providing insight on premiere athletes, we'll also detail how to access online Olympics betting sites.
How To Legally Bet On Speed Skating Odds For The Winter Olympics
As long as American players know where to place their wager, then they can safely and legally bet on the 2022 Beijing speed skating races. Over 30 states have regulated sports betting but not all of them offer Olympic betting odds. Regardless of your state's sports betting regulations, online sportsbooks are legal to use across the country. Some of the more reliable and popular Olympic betting sites include Bovada, BetOnline, and SportsBetting.
Beijing 2022 Speed Skating Odds
When looking for the most up to date speed skating odds, using a sportsbook like Bovada will meet every betting need for the Games. The current Beijing 2022 odds are present for both men’s and women’s Olympic speed skating competitions across all disciplines. On the women’s side, the Netherlands’ Ireen Wust was always a favorite but many are focused on American Brittany Bowe. Seeing excellent success leading up the Olympics, Bowe is dominant in the 1000m and 1500m events. The men's odds see Dai Dai N'tab near the top, after winning the bronze (his first individual world medal) at 2021 Heerenveen; however, N'tab is often overlooked by his Dutch teammates Kai Verbij and Thomas Krol.
Speed Skating Events At Beijing 2022 Olympics
There are several disciplines for Olympic speed skating, which are divided between men's and women's individual events, men's and women's team events, and a mixed team event. Despite the the 2022 Beijing speed skating events having having slightly different rules, the event is rather standard across the board, with the goal of finishing the race's length before their competitors.
500m (Men and Women) – Four skaters at a time race 1.25 laps around the track each heat.
1,000m (Men and Women) – Four skaters at a time race 2.5 laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.
1,500m (Men and Women) – Six skaters at a time race 3.75 laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.
3,000m (Women) –Six skaters at a time race 7.5 laps around the track each heat with a staggered start.
5,000m (Men and Women) – Two skaters at a time race 12.5 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?
Also referred to as long track speed skating, speed skating involves a contest between two skaters who get a simultaneous start and race 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. Illegal moves include pushing other competitors, skating off track, impeding an opponent’s progress, kicking, or making two false starts will result in a DQ or expulsion. However, speed skating is the fastest non-mechanical sport there is, so most of the major speed skating rules concern anti-doping, as the International Skating Union has a list of banned substances and a very strict testing pool.
Olympic Speed Skating Records And Medal History
While the United States has seen some success in the speed skating events, nobody can compete with the Netherlands, who lead the total speed skating medal count. Earning the most medals for speed skating in every Olympics since 1998, the Dutch skaters are well ahead of Norway, who is a distant second thanks to their success in the mid-1900s.
|500m||34.41||Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen||Norway||2018 Pyeongchang|
|1000m||1:07.18||Gerard van Velde||Netherlands||2002 Salt Lake City|
|1500m||1:43.95||Derek Parra||United States||2002 Salt Lake City|
|5000m||6:09.76||Sven Kramer||Netherlands||2018 Pyeongchang|
|Team Pursuit||3:37.08||Bokko, Nilsen, Pedersen||Norway||2018 Pyeongchang|
American Men To Win The Gold In Olympic Speed Skating
|1000m||Shani Davis||2010 Vancouver|
|500m||Joey Cheek||2006 Turin|
|1000m||Shani Davis||2006 Turin|
|5000m||Chad Hedrick||2006 Turin|
|500m||Casey FitzRandolph||2002 Salt Lake City|
|1500m||Derek Parra||2002 Salt Lake City|
|1000m||Dan Jansen||1994 Lillehammer|
|500m||Eric Heiden||1980 Lake Placid|
|1000m||Eric Heiden||1980 Lake Placid|
|1500m||Eric Heiden||1980 Lake Placid|
|5000m||Eric Heiden||1980 Lake Placid|
|10,000m||Eric Heiden||1980 Lake Placid|
|1000m||Peter Mueller||1976 Innsbruck|
|500m||Terry McDermott||1964 Innsbruck|
|500m||Ken Henry||1952 Oslo|
|500m||Jack Shea||1932 Lake Placid|
|1500m||Jack Shea||1932 Lake Placid|
|5000m||Irving Jaffee||1932 Lake Placid|
|10,000m||Irving Jaffee||1932 Lake Placid|
|500m||Charles Jewtraw||1924 Chamonix|
Women's Olympic Speed Skating Records
|500m||36.94||Nao Kodaira||Japan||2018 Pyeongchang|
|1000m||1:13.56||Jorien ter Mors||Netherlands||2018 Pyeongchang|
|1500m||1:53.51||Jorien ter Mors||Netherlands||2014 Sochi|
|3000m||3:57.70||Claudia Pechstein||Germany||2002 Salt Lake City|
|6:46.91||Claudia Pechstein||Germany||2002 Salt Lake City|
|Team Pursuit||2:53.89||Sato, Takagi, Takagi||Japan||2018 Pyeongchang|
American Women To Win The Gold In Olympic Speed Skating
|1000m||Christine Witty||2002 Salt Lake City|
|500m||Bonnie Blair||1994 Lillehammer|
|1000m||Bonnie Blair||1994 Lillehammer|
|500m||Bonnie Blair||1992 Albertville|
|1000m||Bonnie Blair||1992 Albertville|
|500m||Bonnie Blair||1988 Calgary|
|500m||Sheila Young||1976 Innsbruck|
|500m||Anne Henning||1972 Sapporo|
|1500m||Dianne Holum||1972 Sapporo|
- The sport has been nicknamed the demolition derby of the Olympics.
- Dutch skater Ireen Wust leads all skaters with 11 total medals - five gold.
- Bonnie Blair is the American with the most skating medals (6) having five golds.
- American Eric Heiden won five gold medals at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.
Speed Skating Schedule - 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
|February 5th||Women's 3000m|
|February 6th||Men's 5000m|
|February 7th||Women's 1500m|
|February 8th||Men's 1500m|
|February 10th||Women's 5000m|
|February 11th||Men's 10000m|
|February 12th||Women's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals / Men's 500m|
|February 13th||Men's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals / Women's 500m|
|February 15th||Women's Team Pursuit Semifinals / Men's Team Pursuit Semifinals / Women's Team Pursuit Final D / Women's Team Pursuit Final C / Men's Team Pursuit Final D / Men's Team Pursuit Final C / Women's Team Pursuit Final B / Women's Team Pursuit Final A / Men's Team Pursuit Final B / Men's Team Pursuit Final A|
|February 17st||Women's 1000m|
|February 18rd||Men's 1000m|
|February 19th||Men's Mass Start Semifinals / Women's Mass Start Semifinals / Men's Mass Start Final / Women's Mass Start Final|