Cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Cross-country skiing
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Dates 36 February
No. of events3
Competitors106 from 15 nations
  1936
1952  

At the 1948 Winter Olympics , three cross-country skiing events were contested. The 18 km competition was held on Saturday, 31 January 1948, the relay event was held on Tuesday, 3 February 1948, and the 50 km event was held on Friday, 6 February 1948. [1]

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Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3216
2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0112
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0011
Totals (3 nations)3339

Events

EventGoldSilverBronze
18 km
details
Martin Lundström
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1:13:50 Nils Östensson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1:14:22 Gunnar Eriksson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1:16:06
50 km
details
Nils Karlsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
3:47:48 Harald Eriksson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
3:52:20 Benjamin Vanninen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
3:57:28
4 × 10 km relay
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Gunnar Eriksson
Martin Lundström
Nils Östensson
Nils Täpp
2:32:08Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
August Kiuru
Teuvo Laukkanen
Sauli Rytky
Lauri Silvennoinen
2:41:06Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Erling Evensen
Olav Hagen
Reidar Nyborg
Olav Økern
2:44:33

Participating nations

Seven cross-country skiers competed in all three events.

A total of 106 cross-country skiers from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

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Sweden at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Sweden competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

France at the 1948 Winter Olympics Winter Olympics

France competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Norway at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Norway competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Austria at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Austria competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Italy at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Italy competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Nino Bibbia won the nation's first medal at the Winter Games.

Switzerland at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Switzerland was the host nation for the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. It was the second time that Switzerland had hosted the Winter Games, after the 1928 Winter Olympics, also in St. Moritz.

Finland at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Finland competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The country's only medal was a silver in ice hockey.

Yugoslavia at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Athletes from the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Poland at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Poland competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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The 50 kilometre cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event. The competition was held on Friday, 6 February 1948. Twenty-eight cross-country skiers from nine nations competed.

The 4 × 10 kilometre relay cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event. The competition was held on Tuesday, 3 February 1948. Forty-four cross-country skiers from eleven nations competed.

References

  1. "Cross Country Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2019.