ISU World Sprint Championships

Sport Speed Skating
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1970—2007
Editions 38
Competitors 714
Countries 35

After two editions as the ISU Sprint Championships (1970-1971), the first ISU World Sprint Championships were held in 1972. The first two tournaments were later retroactively designated as World Championships by the ISU.

Editions

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1970 West Allis, Wisconsin USA 21 – 22 February 1970 2 61 9
1971 Inzell FRG 20 – 21 February 1971 2 66 14
1972 Eskilstuna SWE 26 – 27 February 1972 2 60 14
1973 Oslo NOR 3 – 4 February 1973 2 67 14
1974 Innsbruck AUT 16 – 17 February 1974 2 61 16
1975 Göteborg SWE 15 – 16 February 1975 2 64 15
1976 West-Berlin FRG 6 – 7 March 1976 2 42 10
1977 Alkmaar NED 26 – 27 February 1977 2 52 15
1978 Lake Placid, New York USA 11 – 12 February 1978 2 57 15
1979 Inzell FRG 17 – 18 February 1979 2 64 19
1980 West Allis, Wisconsin USA 9 – 10 February 1980 2 58 16
1981 Grenoble FRA 21 – 22 February 1981 2 63 16
1982 Alkmaar NED 6 – 7 February 1982 2 65 18
1983 Helsinki FIN 26 – 27 February 1983 2 65 19
1984 Trondheim NOR 3 – 4 March 1984 2 53 13
1985 Heerenveen NED 23 – 24 February 1985 2 65 15
1986 Karuizawa JPN 22 – 23 February 1986 2 62 16
1987 Sainte-Foy CAN 31 January – 1 February 1987 2 64 17
1988 West Allis, Wisconsin USA 6 – 7 February 1988 2 52 16
1989 Heerenveen NED 25 – 26 February 1989 2 65 17
1990 Tromsø NOR 24 – 25 February 1990 2 58 14
1991 Inzell GER 23 – 24 February 1991 2 63 18
1992 Oslo NOR 29 February – 1 March 1992 2 54 14
1993 Ikaho JPN 27 – 28 February 1993 2 62 17
1994 Calgary CAN 29 – 30 January 1994 2 62 19
1995 Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA 18 – 19 February 1995 2 60 18
1996 Heerenveen NED 17 – 18 February 1996 2 68 21
1997 Hamar NOR 1 – 2 February 1997 2 62 20
1998 Berlin GER 24 – 25 January 1998 2 71 23
1999 Calgary CAN 20 – 21 January 1999 2 62 17
2000 Seoul KOR 26 – 27 February 2000 2 60 19
2001 Inzell GER 20 – 21 January 2001 2 73 19
2002 Hamar NOR 19 – 20 January 2002 2 72 18
2003 Calgary CAN 18 – 19 January 2003 2 63 14
2004 Nagano JPN 17 – 18 January 2004 2 60 13
2005 Kearns, Utah USA 22 – 23 January 2005 2 57 14
2006 Heerenveen NED 21 – 22 January 2006 2 49 20
2007 Hamar NOR 20 – 21 January 2007 2 0 0

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 17 18 13 48
2 Soviet Union URS 11 10 8 29
3 East Germany GDR 10 8 3 21
4 Canada CAN 9 10 6 25
5 Germany GER 6 4 5 15
6 Netherlands NED 4 6 13 23
7 Japan JPN 2 7 12 21
8 Norway NOR 2 3 4 9
9 Russia RUS 2 3 1 6
10 China CHN 2 2 1 5
11 West Germany FRG 2 0 3 5
12 South Korea KOR 2 0 0 2
13 Belarus BLR 1 1 1 3
= Sweden SWE 1 1 1 3
15 Commonwealth of Independendent States CIS 1 0 0 1
= Finland FIN 1 0 0 1
17 Poland POL 0 0 2 2