The famous speed skating event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. It takes precision, grace, and courage to master the art of speed skating. Almost every one of these historic speed skating Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest speed skating Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best speed skating athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with. While all these competitors deserve to be honored, only one can be crowned the best.
Who are the greatest Olympic speed skating athletes of all time? Help decide by casting your vote.