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El gráfico muestra el Óvalo de Patinaje de Velocidad Cinta de Hielo, con detalles de cómo afecta la altutud la velocidad sobre el hielo.


Patinaje de velocidad en los Olímpicos de Invierno

By Phil Bainbridge

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - Las Olimpiadas Invernales 2022, conocidas oficialmente como los XXIV Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se realizan en Beijing, China.

The Speed skating events will take place at the “Ice Ribbon” National Speed Skating Oval, the only new venue to be built at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Park.

Twenty-three of twenty-six world records in speed skating were set in Salt Lake City or Calgary, both high-altitude venues while Beijing is at sea level. Using carbon dioxide as the refrigerant instead of the toxic Freon freezes faster for a more consistent ice temperature and density, and should allow skaters to reach speeds normally associated with higher altitudes.

PUBLISHED: 25/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images