ISSL World Championships

Sport Speed Skating
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1973
Editions 1
Competitors 15
Countries 6

On 4 August 1972, the International Speed Skating League (ISSL) was presented to the world. The new organisation had contracted most of the top male speed skaters of the moment. The movement was met with boycotts from existing speed skating organizations and rinks, low public interest and - as a result - a lack of money. After the 1972/73 season, ISSL was disbanded, but replaced with the World International Speedskating Organization (WISO), but continuing money troubles meant WISO folded halfway the 1973/74 season. Because of that, only one edition of the ISSL World Championships were ever held.

Editions

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1973 Göteborg SWE 10 – 11 February 1973 2 15 6

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 Netherlands NED 1 1 0 2
2 Sweden SWE 1 0 0 1
3 Finland FIN 0 1 0 1
4 Norway NOR 0 0 1 1
= West Germany FRG 0 0 1 1