ve·​lo·​drome | \ ˈvē-lə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce velodrome (audio) , ˈve- How to pronounce velodrome (audio) , ˈvā- How to pronounce velodrome (audio) \

Definition of velodrome

: a track designed for cycling

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Britain is one of six which chose to skip track and field competition entirely, but has sent six-time Olympic cycling champ Jason Kenny to race in Minsk velodrome. Washington Post, "European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts," 21 June 2019 The velodrome — a circular bicycle racing track that is pitched on a 50-degree angle — is hosting free, four-day camps for kids ages 3-17 until Aug. 30. Grace Reyes, Detroit Free Press, "Lexus Velodrome in Detroit offering free weekly summer camps for kids," 10 July 2018 Contact Grace Reyes can be reached at Detroit velodrome camps Where: Lexus Velodrome, 601 Mack Ave. Grace Reyes, Detroit Free Press, "Lexus Velodrome in Detroit offering free weekly summer camps for kids," 10 July 2018 The country of more than 260 million people has spent $2 billion to upgrade its main stadium and connected venues, which were used for the 1962 Asian Games, and build a velodrome and equestrian center in eastern Jakarta. Stephen Wright, The Seattle Times, "As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport," 13 Aug. 2018 Every day: Residents of all ages can enjoy velodrome cycling. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 The only facilities built for for the ’84 Olympics—the velodrome that was later converted into the StubHub Center, the pool at USC, and the shooting range in Chino—have all been net-positive for their respective neighborhoods. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Will LA’s ‘no-build’ Olympics spur Southern California’s next building boom?," 10 July 2018 Open Track Training Residents of all ages can enjoy velodrome cycling., "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 13-23," 12 June 2018 The velodrome will be the first in the Middle East, and Adams sees it as a bridge of peace between Israel and its neighbors. Oren Liebermann, CNN, "Giro d'Italia: Cycling Classic begins with historic Israel visit," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of velodrome

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for velodrome

borrowed from French vélodrome, from vélo "bicycle, cycle" (short for vélocipède velocipede) + -drome -drome

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