Nikolai Goeljajev was active between 1986 and 1992 in the international skating sport. His specialty were the Middle distances 1000 and 1500 meters, which he first mentioned the distance on the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary was champion. His Olympic title was controversial, because he was caught a few weeks before the games at the smuggling of anabolic steroids. Incidentally, Goeljajev himself never caught on doping . Four years later at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville he tried to defend his title, but he came no further than the 8th place.
By its speed on the short distances, but also by its (initially) reasonable operation over the long haul, Goeljajev in 1987 became both European and World allround champion with a wide lead over its closest competitors. His world title was the first indoor was achieved (in Heerenveen). By his world record 1500 metres at the World Championships of 1987 he came to the top of the Adelskalender, where he remained for a year on one day after. Goeljajev was all round champion of the Soviet Union in 1987.
Of 15 February 1987 to 14 February 1988 was Nikolai Goeljajev leader of the Adelskalender. Thus he has 364 days stood at the top of the list.
Below are the personal records (Prs) which Nikolai Goeljajev at the top of the Adelskalender came and the Prs he had when he was driven out of the first place. Also, the data displayed by the skaters before and after him at the top of the list.
|Date||500 m||1500 m||5000 m||10,000 m||Points||Predecessor/Successor|
|23-03-1984||37,59||1.53, 70||6.49, 15||14.25, 29||159,669||Viktor Sjasjerin|
|15-02-1987||37,24||1.52, 70||6.51, 28||14.28, 45||159,357|
|14-02-1988||37,90||1.54, 45||6.47, 93||14.08, 25||159,255||Michael Hadschieff|
|year||European Allround||Olympic Games||World Allround Speed Skating Championships||World Sprint Championships|
|1988||-||36th 500 m
 1000 m 7th 1500 m
|1992||-||8th 1000 m||-||7th|
- -= no participation
- NC # = not qualified for the final distance, but as # has been awarded 4 stars in the final ranking
|World Allround Speed Skating Championships||1||0||0|
|1||1500 meters||1.52, 70||15 February1987||Heerenveen|
|2||big four camp||159,356||15 February1987||Heerenveen|
|500 metres||36,84||22 december1989||Medeo|
|1000 meters||1.13, 03||18 February1988||Calgary|
|1500 meters||1.52, 70||15 February1987||Heerenveen|
|3000 metres||4.11, 2||17 december1987||Leningrad|
|5000 metres||6.51, 28||14 February1987||Heerenveen|
|10000 metres||14.28, 45||15 February1987||Heerenveen|