Graphic explains the Speed Skating event.
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PYEONGCHANG 2018

PyeongChang Olympic Speed Skating

By Ninian Carter

February 9, 2018 - February 25, 2018 - Speed Skating is one of 24 sporting competitions of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018, South Korea.

Over a 400m track, two skaters compete in outer and inner lanes, swapping lanes after each lap (except in team pursuit and mass start races). Mass start, being introduced at Pyeongchang, includes 24 skaters who line up in four rows, for a 16-lap race, using all three lanes.

PUBLISHED: 07/11/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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