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Graphic shows short-track speed skating oval, with details of the skates and gloves used.


Short-track speed skating at the Winter Olympics

By Phil Bainbridge

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - The 2022 winter Olympic Games, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, take place in Beijing, China.

The Short-track speed skating events will take place at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.

The site became famous in 1971 as the venue for “ping-pong diplomacy”, in which the U.S. table tennis team, the first Americans allowed into China since the Communist revolution in 1949, played against their Chinese counterparts, laying the groundwork for the establishment of official relations between the two countries.

PUBLISHED: 25/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images