The inclusion of roller sports will be in the form the roller speed discipline, with events in 500m, 1000m and 5000m races. There will be a total of 24 competing athletes, comprising 12 women and 12 men – maintaining the total gender equality that is set to happen at Buenos Aires 2018, a first for any Olympic event. Please refer to the factsheet on roller sports for any additional information.
Roller speed is a completely new event on the Olympic programme at Buenos Aires 2018 and fits with local youth appeal and culture. Roller speed was part of the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab, a concept that inspired the Buenos Aires 2018 organisers with their mission to “bring sport, culture and education to young people”.