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From 22/08/13 09:00 To 31/08/13 19:00
The 2013 Inline Speed-Skating World Championships is being held on the famous track of Zandvoorde (Oostende), in Belgium from 22 to 31 August 2013. The equipment has been recently renovated by Vesmaco to fit to new international requirements. The marathon should take place downtown.
The city of Ostend organized the World Championships in 1981, 1991 and 2002. The city also hosted the European Championship in 1979, 1987, 1995, 1999 and 2009. As a reminder, the 2012 edition has been held in Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy). The page of the 2012 event is available here.
The organisation of the Oostende 2013 World Championships will provide you with a high quality streaming of the event here.
The Federation International of Roller Sports (FIRS) and CEC released an updated table of the speed-skating World and European records. A lot of records were broken during the last World Championships in Oostende (Belgium) and in Geisingen (Germany)...
You will have easily guessed that the 2013 Worlds were highly dominated by the Colombian armada... but how did the world ranking evolve according to the previous years? Analyzing...
The marathon was the very last race of the 2013 World Championships for the skaters. It is always a special race since almost all the skaters – sprinters or long-distance-specialists – are on the starting line. It is, somehow, the “last bouquet” of the competition where more than 50 skaters per category take part in the race...
Day 6 in Oostende: yesterday was held the 500m road for juniors and the 5km relays for all categories. Once again, 4 titles out of 6 possible goes to Colombia... with a few surprises on the road of the World Championships!
In the Junior category and in sprint! France and Italy win long-distance-races in Senior categories. The program of the day was made of 500m-sprints for the Seniors, and 20K-eliminations races for all categories...
Updated on August 31th at 17h56 GMT