European Speed Skating Championships

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The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best allround speed skater of Europe. The International Skating Union has organised the European Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1891-1892) and the European Championships for Women since 1970. The winner is awarded a laurel wreath. Since 1990, the men's and women's European Championships are held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winners[edit]

Combined all-time medal count[1][edit]

rank country Gold Silver Bronze total
1  Netherlands 39 40 41 120
2  Norway 38 36 35 109
3  Germany[2] 22 19 9 50
4  Soviet Union/ Russia 19 13 22 53
5  Sweden 9 3 8 20
6  Finland 6 9 6 21
7  Czech Republic 4 0 3 7
8  Austria 3 6 4 10
9  Italy 1 4 2 7
10  Latvia 1 0 0 1
11  France 0 1 1 2
12  Belgium 0 1 0 1
13  Hungary 0 0 1 1
none declared 3 15 15 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Only official tournaments are taken into account.
  2. ^ Includes East Germany record