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Roller speed skating

Roller speed skating is a completely new sport on the Olympic programme at Buenos Aires 2018 and fits in well with local youth culture. Roller speed skating was part of the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab, a concept that inspired Buenos Aires 2018 with the mission of bringing sport, culture and education to young people.


TOTAL ATHLETES
24 Athletes (12 women and 12 men)

EVENTS/CATEGORIES
Women / Men / Combined Competition

RULES

1

Consists of three distances (phases); 500m Sprint, 1000m Sprint and 5000m Elimination.

2

All skaters compete in all distances. Races will be timed automatically, with an accuracy of one thousandth of a second.

3

The event results are based on points. The winner of each distance is awarded 12 points, second place 11 points, third place 10 points and the remaining places 4-12 are awarded from 9 points down to 1 point.

4

Points in the 500m Sprint and 1000m Sprint distances are assigned based on times in the last completed round.

5

The final ranking of skaters is based on the total number of points earned in the three phases.

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