Speed skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Speed skating
|Venue||Bislett Stadion, Oslo|
|Competitors||49 from 14 nations|
1952 Winter Olympics
Forty-one speed skaters from 14 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1952 Winter Olympics.
|World record||41.2(*)||Yuri Sergeev||Medeo (URS)||January 19, 1952|
|Olympic record||43.1||Finn Helgesen||St. Moritz (SUI)||January 31, 1948|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1952 Olympic Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.