Cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics

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Cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Governing body FIS
Events12 (men: 6; women: 6)
Games

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.

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Summary

GamesYearEventsBest Nation
1 1924 2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2 1928 2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
3 1932 2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
4 1936 3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
5 1948 3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
6 1952 4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
7 1956 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
8 1960 6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
9 1964 7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
10 1968 7Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
11 1972 7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
12 1976 7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
13 1980 7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
14 1984 8Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
15 1988 8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
GamesYearEventsBest Nation
16 1992 10Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
17 1994 10Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
18 1998 10Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19 2002 12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
20 2006 12Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
21 2010 12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
22 2014 12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
23 2018 12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
24 2022 12

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 22 Years
10 km 3
18 km/15 km 21
30 km 13
50 km 24
4 x 10 km 21
Combined/Double pursuit/Skiathlon 9
Individual sprint 6
Team sprint 5
Total Events222333444444444555666666

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 22 Years
5 km 10
10 km 16
15 km 4
20 km/30 km 11
3/4 x 5 km 18
Combined/Double pursuit/Skiathlon 9
Individual sprint 6
Team sprint 5
Total Events000001223333344555666666

Medal table

Updated after 2018 Winter Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)474232121
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)31252480
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)*25222168
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)21253480
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)1410933
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)9131335
7Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)4217
8Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)4048
9Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)*3249
10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)29415
11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2125
12Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)*2114
13Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)2103
14Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1539
15Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)1225
16Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)1214
17Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1102
18Olympic flag.svg  Olympic Athletes from Russia  (OAR)*0358
19Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)*0145
20Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0134
21Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0022
22Flag of Bulgaria.svg  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
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)112
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra  (AND)1113
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)133515111210
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)1222336
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)211122222334613
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)13581049547486177718720
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)9101477697
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda  (BER)1113
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)122225
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)222225
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)4264465242456423134320
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)27422124481054111111061213131122
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)122
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2833432054410
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)11114
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)121342248
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)664695915481187101216
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)111010111110107
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)132211118
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica  (DMA)21
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)99106876
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)11
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)16101091214779
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)112
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)57571317151211111412121013141311141317151523
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)6854786458686251110871113141223
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)510910510111114171211
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)183625331184134415
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)112234322222213
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)71222331214222315
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)6222321221311
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)11114
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)111215
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)111115
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)7467911149988771014131113171718161523
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)56521446113144671112966221
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)10101517111177
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)1113
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)151251423310
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)112
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)5113122211111
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)223424238
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia  (MKD)1112226
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)1113
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)222215
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL)822143212222213
Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal  (NEP)11114
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)4433
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)57671215127816
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)3444519993
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)11
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)49613
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)11
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)114
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)111113
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)45
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)66691115111211
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)7641091157
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga  (TGA)11
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)4
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)4376575107
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)1114133
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)10978696
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)4666294
Nations1115112215192019242519242432354035374453555465
Cross-country skiers597158108106138150112151147152165131179197223197228260307292310313
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

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