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 Patinagem de velocidade infographic
A infografia mostra o Pavilhão de Patinagem de Velocidade "Ice Ribbon", com uma explicação do efeito da altitude na velocidade do gelo.


Patinagem de velocidade nois Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno

By Phil Bainbridge

February 4, 2022 - February 20, 2022 - Os Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno 2022, oficialmente designados XXIV Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno, têm lugar em Pequim, na 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: 26/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images