European Speed Skating Championships

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The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of long track 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 have been held at the same time and venue.

Since 2017, the men's and women's European Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be also held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winners[edit]

Combined all-time medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 45 45 45 135
2  Norway 38 37 35 110
3  Germany 16 13 5 34
4  Soviet Union 14 11 16 41
5  Sweden 10 3 8 21
6  East Germany 8 6 5 19
7  Finland 7 9 6 22
8  Czech Republic 6 2 3 11
9  Russia 5 2 9 16
10  Austria 4 6 4 14
11  Italy 1 4 2 7
12  Latvia 1 0 0 1
13  Belgium 0 2 1 3
14  France 0 1 1 2
15  Hungary 0 0 1 1
none declared 3 17 17 37
Total 158 158 158 474