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Short track speed skating made its Olympic debut at Albertville 1992

Short track speed skating was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. It was upgraded to a full Olympic sport at Albertville 1992 and has been part of the Winter Olympics ever since. There were only four short track events in 1992, but the programme was expanded to include six events at Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998, and finally eight events at Salt Lake City 2002. The events are the same for both men and women: 500 metres, 1000m, 1500m, plus the relay event - 5000m for men, 3000m for women. A 2000m mixed team relay was added, and made its debut at Beijing 2022, with host nation China claiming the gold medal.