Speed Skating — 500 metres, Men

Times held 23
Total participants 594
Total countries 39

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1924 500 metres, Men Olympic 27 10
1928 500 metres, Men Olympic 33 14
1932 500 metres, Men Olympic 16 4
1936 500 metres, Men Olympic 36 14
1948 500 metres, Men Olympic 42 15
1952 500 metres, Men Olympic 41 14
1956 500 metres, Men Olympic 47 17
1960 500 metres, Men Olympic 46 15
1964 500 metres, Men Olympic 44 19
1968 500 metres, Men Olympic 48 17
1972 500 metres, Men Olympic 38 16
1976 500 metres, Men Olympic 29 16
1980 500 metres, Men Olympic 37 18
1984 500 metres, Men Olympic 42 20
1988 500 metres, Men Olympic 37 15
1992 500 metres, Men Olympic 43 17
1994 500 metres, Men Olympic 40 16
1998 500 metres, Men Olympic 42 16
2002 500 metres, Men Olympic 38 15
2006 500 metres, Men Olympic 37 12
2010 500 metres, Men Olympic 39 12
2014 500 metres, Men Olympic 40 16
2018 500 metres, Men Olympic 36 17

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Charley JewtrawUSA Oskar OlsenNOR Roald Larsen
Clas Thunberg
NOR
FIN
1928 Bernt Evensen
Clas Thunberg
NOR
FIN
John O'Neil Farrell
Jaakko Friman
Roald Larsen
USA
FIN
NOR
1932 Jack SheaUSA Bernt EvensenNOR Alex HurdCAN
1936 Ivar BallangrudNOR Georg KrogNOR Leo FreisingerUSA
1948 Finn HelgesenNOR Ken Bartholomew
Thomas Byberg
Bobby Fitzgerald
USA
NOR
USA
1952 Ken HenryUSA Don McDermottUSA Gordon Audley
Arne Johansen
CAN
NOR
1956 Yevgeny GrishinURS Rafael GrachURS Alv GjestvangNOR
1960 Yevgeny GrishinURS Bill DisneyUSA Rafael GrachURS
1964 Terry McDermottUSA Alv Gjestvang
Yevgeny Grishin
Vladimir Orlov
NOR
URS
URS
1968 Erhard KellerFRG Terry McDermott
Magne Thomassen
USA
NOR
1972 Erhard KellerFRG Hasse BörjesSWE Valery MuratovURS
1976 Yevgeny KulikovURS Valery MuratovURS Dan ImmerfallUSA
1980 Eric HeidenUSA Yevgeny KulikovURS Lieuwe de BoerNED
1984 Sergey FokichevURS Yoshihiro KitazawaJPN Gaétan BoucherCAN
1988 Uwe-Jens MeyGDR Jan YkemaNED Akira KuroiwaJPN
1992 Uwe-Jens MeyGER Toshiyuki KuroiwaJPN Junichi InoueJPN
1994 Aleksandr GolubyovRUS Sergey KlevchenyaRUS Manabu HoriiJPN
1998 Hiroyasu ShimizuJPN Jeremy WotherspoonCAN Kevin OverlandCAN
2002 Casey FitzRandolphUSA Hiroyasu ShimizuJPN Kip CarpenterUSA
2006 Joey CheekUSA Dmitry DorofeyevRUS Lee Gang-SeokKOR
2010 Mo Tae-BeomKOR Keiichiro NagashimaJPN Joji KatoJPN
2014 Michel MulderNED Jan SmeekensNED Ronald MulderNED
2018 Håvard Holmefjord LorentzenNOR Cha Min-GyuKOR Gao TingyuCHN

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 7 5 4 16
Norway NOR 4 6 4 14
Soviet Union URS 4 5 2 11
West Germany FRG 2 0 0 2
Japan JPN 1 4 4 9
Netherlands NED 1 2 2 5
Russian Federation RUS 1 2 0 3
Republic of Korea KOR 1 1 1 3
Finland FIN 1 0 2 3
East Germany GDR 1 0 0 1
Germany GER 1 0 0 1
Canada CAN 0 1 4 5
Sweden SWE 0 1 0 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Yevgeny Grishin RUS
URS
2 1 0 3
Erhard Keller FRG 2 0 0 2
Uwe-Jens Mey GDR
GER
2 0 0 2
Bernt Evensen NOR 1 1 0 2
Yevgeny Kulikov RUS
URS
1 1 0 2
Terry McDermott USA 1 1 0 2
Hiroyasu Shimizu JPN 1 1 0 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
500 metres, Men
500 metres, Men (2 races)