Definition of long-track in English:



  • Denoting or relating to a race, especially in speed skating, which is held on a long track.

    ‘she competed in only three major long-track races in preparation for the Olympics’
    • ‘the US long-track speed skating team’
    • ‘My mentor was a long-track speed skating bronze medalist in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.’
    • ‘Beckie Scott's bronze medal in cross-country skiing and Clara Hughes's bronze medal in long-track speed skating are unbelievable tales in themselves.’
    • ‘The man in charge of the Olympic long-track speedskating rink is disappointed.’
    • ‘The final list shows that the country has also rescinded its plans to compete in Alpine and cross country skiing and long-track speed skating.’
    • ‘The Richmond Olympic Oval, the venue for long-track speedskating events in the recent Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, is capped by a massive roof almost 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares) in size.’
    • ‘Burnaby city council was shown the conceptual design for the long-track speed skating oval last Monday that will be constructed on Burnaby Mountain.’
    • ‘They first conducted GPS tests to analyze the performance (in postprocessing) of long-track speed skaters in 1999.’
    • ‘Not only does the Olympics promise to provide us a new long-track oval, but the expected increase in tourism and investments are supposed to uplift our entire economy.’
    • ‘The U.S. has yet to generate much traction in the long-track competition.’
    • ‘Historically, Russia is a country that prefers long-track speedskating.’
    • ‘Sunday saw another long-track clean sweep for the Netherlands, which has now won 16 of 24 medals available on the oval.’
    • ‘Next Saturday, she is virtually assured of a gold when the Dutch long-track pursuit team competes as an overwhelming favorite.’