Speed Skating

1500m

The ring, The skates, The speed

speed skating is one of the oldest winter sports. Rightly so! Everyone loves a good day of skating. For some people, the ice rink in town just doesn't quite satisfy. Those thrill-seekers will always find an outlet. Speed skating involves competitors skating in circles just like in a Nascar race.

The following data and analysis uses linear regression and mathematical predictions to recognize trends in the performances of both men and women in the single speed skating event. Using these linear models it is possible to determine which gender is currently outperforming the other and if that trend is likely to change in the future.
While the Olympics do not let men and women compete against one another in the single Skating event, by analyzing the data from past Olympics we can reach conclusions about the results of such a match-up.