Roller Speed Skating conquers the Olympics: the first medals at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018

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It is official: roller speed skating, after being a demonstration sport at the Youth Olympic Games of Nanjing in 2014, joins the Buenos Aires 2018 Games program with medal assignment.

Only few days after the confirmation of Aracu as FIRS President in a congress described as “historical”, because of the FIRS finally in the Olympics, the International Federation has to add another “historical” achievement to the commitments for the next four years: The IOC decided to include roller speed skating in the Sports Programme of the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG.

24 athletes, 12 men and 12 women will qualify from the ranking of the World Roller Speed Skating Championships 2018 and will compete for the title of Youth Olympic Champion in the Combined of 500mt, 1.000mt and 5.000mt Elimination races, both Women and Men, on the track.

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