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Humble beginnings
Short track first saw Olympic participation as a demonstration event in the 1988 Games in Calgary.
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There's a first for everything
Kim Ki-Hoon won the first ever short track gold awarded at the Olympics when he finished first in the 1000m at the 1992 Olympics in Albertsville.
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Consistent Canadians
The Canadian women won gold in the relay at the inaugural race in 1992, and at the 1994 Games, pictured above, they won bronze. It would become a trend, and Canada is the only nation to have won a medal in each of the six Games the women's relay has been contested.
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South Korean domination
South Korea has owned, and that's the case in the women's 1000m as much as any other event. Chun Lee-Kyung, pictured above, is part of a South Korean group of women that's won seven of the 15 medals awarded in the women's 1000m. In total, they've won 37 medal, 19 of which are gold.
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On thin ice
Jostling, slip-ups, and crashes are all an integral part of short track. The scene pictured above was from 2002, when Australia's Steven Bradbury won despite trailing the leading four skaters by a significant amount.
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