OSK World Championships

Sport Speed Skating
Competition Category Unofficial World Championships
Years 1933—1946
Editions 5
Competitors 52
Countries 9

From 1933 to 1935 the Oslo Skøiteklubb (OSK) organised speed skating World Championships for women. Due to their success, the International Skating Union (ISU) decided to stage World Championships from 1936, making the OSK competition obsolete. The 1933-1935 tournaments were never recognised by the ISU as World Championships.

With the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, official ISU championships were suspended. In the winter of 1940, OSK organised an international competition that was dubbed an unofficial World Championship and attracted all the top skaters. This was repeated in 1946, as ISU competitions were only reinstated in 1947.

Editionsª

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1933 Oslo NOR 5 – 6 February 1933 1 10 3
1934 Oslo NOR 11 – 12 February 1934 1 8 2
1935 Oslo NOR 26 – 27 February 1935 1 10 4
1940 Oslo NOR 3 – 4 February 1940 1 14 4
1946 Oslo NOR 9 – 10 February 1946 1 25 5

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 Norway NOR 3 3 3 9
2 Austria AUT 1 0 0 1
= Latvia LAT 1 0 0 1
4 Finland FIN 0 1 0 1
= Sweden SWE 0 1 0 1
6 United States USA 0 0 2 2