Skin-tight suit, blades sharpened, head down, hands behind the back, in search of the right pace, the perfect turn, the skaters shoot around the track like arrows. Athletes compete one-on-one, changing lanes with each lap.

Event:  Men's 500 m
Date:
  13 Feb 2006
Time:  15:30 (3:30p) - 17:30 (5:30p)
Venue:  Torino Oval Lingotto

Speed Skating Links
NBC Olympics - Men's 500m

 

Short Track
Everyone against everyone, with a body leaning forward at 40, one hand touching the ice in the turns, trying to best your opponents without ever touching. Competitors will be looking to beat the Koreans, Chinese, and Canadians.

Event:  Final 1500M, Qual 500W, Relay Qual 3000W
Date:  12 Feb 2006
Time:  19:30 (7:30p) - 22:30 (10:30p)
Venue:  Torino Palavela

Short Track Links
NBC Olympics - Men's 1500m
NBC Olympics - Women's 500m
NBC Olympics - Women's 3000m Relay

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