Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the II Olympic Winter Games
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The St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink in 1928
VenueSt. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Date13–14 February 1928
No. of events4
Competitors40 from 14 nations
← 1924
1932 →

At the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, four speed skating events were scheduled, all for men, but medals were only awarded for three events, because the 10.000 m event was not completed. The Allround event, which was only organized in 1924, was removed from the program. The competitions were held on Monday, February 13, 1928 and on Tuesday, February 14, 1928.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
Bernt Evensen
43.4 none awarded John Farrell
 United States
Clas Thunberg
Jaakko Friman
Roald Larsen
1500 metres
Clas Thunberg
2:21.1 Bernt Evensen
2:21.9 Ivar Ballangrud
5000 metres
Ivar Ballangrud
8:50.5 Julius Skutnabb
8:59.1 Bernt Evensen
10,000 metres
The competition was cancelled in the fifth heat because of thawing ice

Participating nations[edit]

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The 5000 metres race between Armand Carlsen (left) and Erhard Mayke (right).

A total of 40 speed skaters from 14 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal table[edit]

1 Norway2136
2 Finland2114
3 United States0011
Totals (3 nations)42511


  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • "Results of the 1928 Olympic Games Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 7 September 2012.