Cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics

Cross-country skiing has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The women's events were first contested at the 1952 Winter Olympics.

Cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram
Governing bodyFIS
Events12 (men: 6; women: 6)
Games

Events

Men's

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
10 km 3
18 km/15 km 20
30 km 13
50 km 23
4 x 10 km 20
Combined/Double pursuit/Skiathlon 8
Individual sprint 5
Team sprint 4
Total Events 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

Women's

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
5 km 10
10 km 15
15 km 4
20 km/30 km 10
3/4 x 5 km 17
Combined/Double pursuit/Skiathlon 8
Individual sprint 5
Team sprint 4
Total Events 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

Medal table

Updated after 2018 Winter Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway (NOR)474232121
2 Sweden (SWE)31252480
3 Soviet Union (URS)25222168
4 Finland (FIN)21253480
5 Russia (RUS)1410933
6 Italy (ITA)9131335
7 Estonia (EST)4217
8 Switzerland (SUI)4048
9 Unified Team (EUN)3249
10 Germany (GER)29415
11 Poland (POL)2125
12 East Germany (GDR)2114
13 Canada (CAN)2103
14 Czech Republic (CZE)1539
15 Austria (AUT)1225
16 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1214
17 United States (USA)1102
18 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0358
19 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0145
20 France (FRA)0134
21 Slovenia (SLO)0022
22 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
Totals (22 nations)170168170508
Notes

Number of cross-country skiers by nation

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 Algeria (ALG) 1 1 2
 Andorra (AND) 1 1 1 3
 Argentina (ARG) 1 3 3 5 1 5 1 1 1 2 10
 Armenia (ARM) 1 2 2 2 3 3 6
 Australia (AUS) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 6 13
 Austria (AUT) 1 3 5 8 10 4 9 5 4 7 4 8 6 1 7 7 7 1 8 7 20
 Belarus (BLR) 9 10 14 7 7 6 9 7
 Bermuda (BER) 1 1 1 3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 1 2 2 2 2 5
 Brazil (BRA) 2 2 2 2 2 5
 Bulgaria (BUL) 4 2 6 4 4 6 5 2 4 2 4 5 6 4 2 3 1 3 4 3 20
 Canada (CAN) 2 7 4 2 2 1 2 4 4 8 10 5 4 11 11 1 10 6 12 13 13 11 22
 Chile (CHI) 1 2 2
 China (CHN) 2 8 3 3 4 3 20 5 4 4 10
 Costa Rica (CRC) 1 1 1 1 4
 Croatia (CRO) 1 2 1 3 4 2 2 4 8
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6 6 4 6 9 5 9 1 5 4 8 11 8 7 10 12 16
 Czech Republic (CZE) 11 10 10 11 11 10 10 7
 Denmark (DEN) 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 8
 Dominica (DMA) 2 1
 East Germany (GDR) 9 9 10 6 8 7 6
 Estonia (EST) 1 6 10 10 9 12 14 7 7 9
 Ethiopia (ETH) 1 1 2
 Finland (FIN) 5 7 5 7 13 17 15 12 11 11 14 12 12 10 13 14 13 11 14 13 17 15 15 23
 France (FRA) 6 8 5 4 7 8 6 4 5 8 6 8 6 2 5 11 10 8 7 11 13 14 12 23
 Germany (GER) 5 10 9 10 5 10 11 11 14 17 12 11
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 8 3 6 2 5 3 3 11 8 4 1 3 4 4 15
 Greece (GRE) 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 13
 Hungary (HUN) 7 1 2 2 2 3 3 1 2 1 4 2 2 2 3 15
 Iceland (ISL) 6 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 3 11
 India (IND) 1 1 1 1 4
 Iran (IRI) 1 1 1 2 1 5
 Ireland (IRL) 1 1 1 1 1 5
 Italy (ITA) 7 4 6 7 9 11 14 9 9 8 8 7 7 10 14 13 11 13 17 17 18 16 15 23
 Japan (JPN) 5 6 5 2 1 4 4 6 11 3 1 4 4 6 7 11 12 9 6 6 2 21
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 10 10 15 17 11 11 7 7
 Kenya (KEN) 1 1 1 3
 Latvia (LAT) 1 5 1 2 5 1 4 2 3 3 10
 Lebanon (LIB) 1 1 2
 Liechtenstein (LIE) 5 1 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 11
 Lithuania (LTU) 2 2 3 4 2 4 2 3 8
 Macedonia (MKD) 1 1 1 2 2 2 6
 Moldova (MDA) 2 2 2 2 1 5
 Mongolia (MGL) 8 2 2 1 4 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 13
 Nepal (NEP) 1 1 1 1 4
 North Korea (PRK) 4 4 3 3
 Norway (NOR) 5 7 6 7 12 15 12 7 8 16
 Poland (POL) 3 4 4 4 5 1 9 9 9 3
 Portugal (POR) 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 4 9 6 1 3
 South Africa (RSA) 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 1 1 4
 Soviet Union (URS) 11 11 13
 Spain (ESP) 4 5
 Sweden (SWE) 6 6 6 9 11 15 11 12 11
 Switzerland (SUI) 7 6 4 10 9 11 5 7
 Tonga (TGA) 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 4
 United States (USA) 4 3 7 6 5 7 5 10 7
 United Team of Germany (EUA) 11 14 13 3
 West Germany (FRG) 10 9 7 8 6 9 6
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 4 6 6 6 2 9 4
Nations 11 15 11 22 15 19 20 19 24 25 19 24 24 32 35 40 35 37 44 53 55 54 65
Cross-country skiers 59 71 58 108 106 138 150 112 151 147 152 165 131 179 197 223 197 228 260 307 292 310 313
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

See also

External links

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Cross-country skiing at the 1924 Winter Olympics

At the 1924 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were held. The 50 km competition was held on Wednesday, January 30, 1924 and the 18 km competition was held on Saturday, February 2, 1924. The events were also part of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as well, which would be combined until the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Cross-country skiing at the 1928 Winter Olympics

At the 1928 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were contested. The 50 km competition was held on Tuesday, February 14, 1928 while the 18 km event was held on Friday, February 17, 1928.

Cross-country skiing at the 1932 Winter Olympics

At the 1932 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were contested. The 18 km competition was held on Wednesday, February 10, 1932, while the 50 km event was held on Saturday, February 13, 1932.

Cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, three cross-country skiing events were contested. The 18 km competition was held on Saturday, January 31, 1948, the relay event was held on Tuesday, February 3, 1948, and the 50 km event was held on Friday, February 6, 1948.

Cross-country skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

The 1952 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing competition consisted of three events for men (18 km, 50 km and 4x10 km relay) and the first women's cross-country competition at an Olympic Games, of 10 km. The competitions were held from Monday, February 18 to Saturday, February 23, 1952.

Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics

At the 1956 Winter Olympics six cross-country skiing events – four for men and two for women – were contested after men's 30 km and women's 3 x 5 km relay were added. The competitions were held from Friday, 27 January, to Sunday, 4 February 1956.

Cross-country skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics

At the 1960 Winter Olympics six cross-country skiing events – four for men and two for women – were contested. The competitions were held from Friday, 19 February, to Saturday, 27 February 1960. All the races took place at McKinney Creek Stadium, Tahoma, California, United States.

Cross-country skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics

At the 1964 Winter Olympics seven cross-country skiing events – four for men and three for women – were contested. The events began on 30 January 1964 in Seefeld, Austria. The women's 5 km race debuted at this Olympics.

Cross-country skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics

The 1968 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results.

Cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics

The 1972 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results.

Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

The 1976 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results. The women's 3 x 5 km relay was replaced by a 4 x 5 km relay at these games.

Cross-country skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics

The 1980 Winter Olympics results in cross-country skiing.

Cross-country skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics

At the 1984 Winter Olympics eight cross-country skiing events – four each for men and women – were contested. The competitions were held from Thursday, 9 February, to Sunday, 19 February 1984. The women's 20 km debuted at these games.

Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

1988 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results was contested at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

The men's 4 × 10 km relay cross-country skiing competition at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada, took place on Wednesday 24 February at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in Canmore, Alberta. The race saw Sweden beat Soviet Union by 12.7 seconds, with Czechoslovakia finishing third.

Cross-country skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

The 1992 Winter Olympic games cross-country skiing results. The cross-country skiing competitions were held at Les Saisies, about 40 km from the host city Albertville.

Cross-country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

The 1994 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results.

Cross-country skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics

The 1998 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing competition results were as follows.

Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics

The cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics featured 12 events, from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato in Turin.

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