Event Format: Short track skaters competed in heats on a short oval ice track. The competition format included some preliminary rounds and finals (A-final and B-final). The top skaters in each heat (Q) advanced to the next level. The B-final determined the classification from place no. 5 to 8 and the A-final from place no. 1 to 4. The Gold Medal winner was the short track skater winning the A-final.
Event facts: Men's 500 m competition was held at the Capital Indoor Stadium and 32 athletes participated in the event.