but things like the course layout factor in heavily (didn't the russians kill it?) where as in the summer games, 400 meters is 400 meters no matter if it's in London or Beijing.
Long track peed skating is more objective and a purer sport than hockey
In my uneducated opinion, I see speed skating = to the summer track races.... and hockey = basketball. To me, the outside factors seemed to play more into performance for the speed skating -- uniforms, ice conditions, skates, etc.
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