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This week: Country Match Belgium-France-Netherlands 1987

capture edited by Piet Broekhuizen
   capture edited by Piet Broekhuizen
9 November 2020   -   On 19 and 20 december 1987 a Country Match was held between Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The first day of the competition took place in Paris (FRA) and the second day in Gent (BEL). The individual winners were Esmeralda Ossendrijver (NED) and Charles Veldhoven (NED). We did not yet find back the result-protocol in our archives. BUT: we have a wonderfull video of the competition in Gent Belgium.
    Go to the page WebTV and click on the link for the 1987 Country Match BEL-FRA-NED in Gent.


This week: World Championships 1985 on WebTV

capture: Fireworks at the Overall award ceremony
   capture: Fireworks at the Overall award ceremony
8 November 2020   -   The 1985 edition of the World Championships Shorttrack Speedskating took place in Amsterdam. The video of this Championship can now be seen on the page WebTV of
    It was a special World Championships as the sport of shorttrack was developping very fast in these years. From 8 countries in 1978 every year more countries came to compete in the World Championships. The World Championships of Amsterdam 1985 was the biggest untill that moment with 16 competing countries with new among them the countries Norway, Poland and Switzerland.
    At the First Championships of 1978 in Solihiull (GBR) Australia and the USA were the strongest, but year by year Canada took over this role. Untill the 1985 edition in Amsterdam. Japan came as a tornado into the competition and won everything. The Individual World Champions were Toshinobu Kawai and Eiko Shishii.
    At the 1985 edition the Relay was for the First time an official World Championship. Also here Japan was the strongest in both the Ladies as Mens competition.
    A 3 hours video of the 1985 World Championships can now be seen on the page WebTV of We wish you a lot of pleasure in watching it.


This week: Jimmy Lynch first World Champion

photo by Andi Thornton
   photo by Andi Thornton
7 November 2020   -   The first World Championships Shorttrack ever held was the ISU Championships on 8-9 April 1978 in Solihull Great Britain. The first World Tittle went to Sarah Docter (USA) and Jim Lynch (AUS). The video of this Championship can be seen on the page WebTV of
    The medal Jim Lynch received from the ISU for the 1978 World Title was stolen several years ago, but last year the ISU decided to give him a copy of the original one, which was handed to him by the President of the Australian Ice Skating Federation Frank Anderson.
    Jimmy Lynch is a very special athlete and remarkable person with a long career in the sport as he is still very active as a shorttrack skater with the Masters. Born on March 16 1948 in Sydney and first skated there at Bondi ice rink when he was 12 years-old. He was Australian champion in 1965, then from 1969 until 1976, and again in 1978. Australian representative at the Sapporo Winter Olympics in 1972.
    His 1978 world shorttrack title was followed by a 500m world championship in 1979. He was Australian veteran champion in 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1991. Then 33 years after he had first begun he set personal best times for all distances at the 1995 Australian Championships.
    Lynch played club ice hockey for St George (later Hotspurs) in New South Wales until 1975 and represented his state four times between 1969 and 1972, winning two Goodall Cups in 1969 and 1970. He was inducted to the Australian Ice Racing Hall of Fame and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for speed skating on 11 December 1991.
    Jim Lynch is still active in many Australian Championships and Masters competitions. He competed in the World Masters Games in 2017 in Sheffield, the 2019 edition in Melbourne and the Winter World Masters Games 2020 in Innsbruck.


This week: ISU Championships Solihull 1978 on WEB-TV

Capture: Rangeway Television by Mick Odea
   Capture: Rangeway Television by Mick Odea
6 November 2020   -   As there are not many competition at the moment due to cancelations of Corona we are updating from our archives. This week we found a beautifull video, made by Rangeway Television, of the first ISU Championships Shorttrack Speedskating held in 1978 in Solihull. Sarah Docter (USA) and Jimmy Lynch (AUS) were the first Champions in our sport.
    Go to the page WEB-TV and find the review of the ISU Championships 1978 in the menu.


This week: Open Dutch Amsterdam 1977 on WebTV

capture: Polygoon cinema news
   capture: Polygoon cinema news
5 November 2020   -   The first Open Dutch Championships was organized on 6-7 March 1977 in Amsterdam. In the Dutch Cinemas weekly news bulletins where showed on the screen, before the main movie was started, named the Polygoon News. The editors of the Polygoon News made a news item of this Open Dutch Championships what made the organisers very proud because it was the first time ever in the Netherlands shorttrack was showed to a big audience, not on television but in all cinemas in the coutry during a whole week.
    Go to the page WEB-TV and find the review of the Open Dutch 1977 in the menu.


This week: updates in Calendar

SOL-photo-calendar.JPG 4 November 2020   -   The Competition Calendar has several important updates. The ISU has decided to cancel the World Junior Championships and to move the European Championships to a new date. Also changes are made in other competitions. The complete calendar can be downloaded from the page LINKS under the header Calendars.


Hyperlinks shorttrack-clubs on this website

7 December 2006   - has added a lot of shorttrack-dedicated hyperlinks on the webpage links. We hope to make a complete set of links of all shorttrack-clubs in the world and to their icerinks. Users of this website are requested to check if the hyperlink of their club and icerink is in the list. If it is not please be so kind to send the hyperlink to If you have other shorttrack-related hyperlinks we are also happy to receive these from you.


Welcome to

1 January 2006   -   Welcome at the website which is dedicated to shorttrack-speedskating. This website gives competition-information, results, statistics, background-information etc. and is specially made for skaters, competition-organizers, statisticians, journalists and everybody who is interested in shorttrack-speedskating. The in this website imbedded entry-system allows federations and clubs to enter skaters for competitions and is a helpful tool for competition-organisers. On the webpage SERVICES a number of extra facilities are available for professional use.


PB-Event: for Sport and Events

1 January 2006   -   PB-Event is a Dutch company that is specialized in Sound, Telecommunication and Timing equipment. They are also Producers for big and small sport events. Moreover, they have worked for many years in Short Track Speed Skating.
    PB-Event is doing jobs all over the world. They have worked for the Grand Prix Track & Field in Mexico, the Grand Prix Thales FBK Games in the Netherlands and for the Grand Prix Track & Field of Shanghai as well. In the Netherlands they supply the technical equipment for many (sport) events. Contracted by the Rabobank cycling team, they have gone for a many years to the Tour de France. Their Telecommunication equipment has been used at the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City and also at the Olympic Games of Torino.


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This weeks competitions:

1-9 JanHasselt BEL
Time Trials European Champ. Belgium
2-5 DecMannheim GER
MERC Leistungsüberprüfung
results on this website
4-6 DecRostock GER
StarClass 2 - (CD-2) (cancelled)
4-6 DecBudapest HUN
Santa Claus Cup 29th
4-6 Dec? CAN
National Junior Championships CAN
4-6 Dec TUR
National League TUR - Federasyon Kupasi 1
4-6 DecHeerenveen NED
International Invitation Cup nr 2
results on this website
4 DecHeerenveen NED
Club Competition SCT
5-6 DecBialystok POL
Ogolnopolskie Zawody Rankingowe 4

Last 2 weeks:

21-22 NovBialystok POL
Ogolnopolskie Zawody Rankingowe 3

Latest Uploaded Results

International Invitation Cup nr 2
4 Dec 2020Heerenveen NED
MERC Leistungsüberprüfung
2 Dec 2020Mannheim GER
Elite League CAN 3
25 Jan 2020Chicoutimi, QC CAN
Cup Verkhnevolzhya
13 Nov 2020Rybinsk RUS
Ogolnopolskie Zawody Rankingowe 3
21 Nov 2020Bialystok POL
Kolomna Cup
26 Oct 2020Kolomna RUS
Ferenc Csizmadia Memorial Trophy
13 Nov 2020Budapest HUN
ISU World cup 6
10 Feb 2005Spisska Nova Ves SVK
Ogolnopolskie Zawody Rankingowe 2
24 Oct 2020Gizycko POL
Tesztverseny 2020
10 Oct 2020Budapest HUN

Latest Uploaded Videos

Country Match-2 BEL-FRA-NED
20 Dec 1987Gent BEL
World Championships Shorttrack SpeedSkating
15 Mar 1985Amsterdam NED
Open Dutch Championships
6 Mar 1977Amsterdam NED
ISU Championships Shorttrack Speedskating 1st
8 Apr 1978Solihull GBR

Danubia - StarClass series

Danubia and StarClass are a serie of international competitions in Short Track Speed Skating in accordance with all Regulations of the International Skating Union, with an overall classification. The competitions are qualifying competitions for the Europacup final. The competitions are designated as such during the annual calendar meeting of European Members of the ISU.

Star Class Memorandum 2019-2020


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