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Question 1: Chicago was a centre of ice speed skating in America; the ________ sponsored a competition called the Silver Skates from 1917 to 1974.
Chicago CubsChicago TribuneSam ZellLos Angeles Times

Question 2: By 1642, the first official skating club, The Skating Club Of Edinburgh, was born, and, in 1763, the world saw its first official speed skating race, on the Fens in ________ organized by the National Ice Skating Association.
ScotlandEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 3:

Question 4: A World Cup circuit is held with events in the those countries and with two events in Thialf, the ice hall in Heerenveen, ________.
GreeceGermanyNetherlandsPoland

Question 5: The women's long track speed skating has since been dominated by ________ and later reunified Germany, who have won 15 of 35 Olympic gold medals in women's long track since 1984.
Communist RomaniaEast GermanyCommunist stateSoviet Union

Question 6: The sport enjoys large popularity in the ________ and Norway.
GermanyPolandNetherlandsGreece

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Long track speed skating in Thialf in 1000
  Monique Angermüller on clap skates and in a full body-covering suit in 2008
  Short track speed skaters racing through a curve

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Individual start
  Speed skating match on the Zuiderzee near Hindelopen, Netherlands in 1828
  Individual start
  Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Speed skating match on the Zuiderzee near Hindelopen, Netherlands in 1828
  Long track speed skating in Thialf in 1000
  Short track speed skaters racing through a curve

Question 10: Artificial ice entered the long track competitions with the ________, and the competitions in 1956 on Lake Misurina were the last Olympic competitions on natural ice.
1956 Winter OlympicsWinter Olympic GamesOlympic Games1960 Winter Olympics







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