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The roots of ice skating date back over 1,000 years to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands when men laced animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen lakes and rivers.

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When a sport becomes very popular it will/can be looked at by the Olympic council, some sports, like UFC are very popular, but will not be in the Olympics because of the violence and such. Speedskating became very popular, and was accepted, so now it is in the Olympics.

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Figure skating has been an Olympic sport since the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
Figure skating became part of the Olympics in the year 1908.

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Speed skating has been an event in the Winter Olympics since the first Winter Games in 1924.

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In 1642 the first official skating club, The Skating Club of Edinburgh, was founded. The first official speed skating race was on the Fens in England in 1763.

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