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 × 5 km relay were added. The competitions were held from Friday, 27 January, to Sunday, 4 February 1956.[1]

Cross-country skiing
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueLo Stadio della neve
Dates27 January – 4 February
No. of events6
Competitors150 from 20 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)2237
2  Finland (FIN)2204
3  Sweden (SWE)1236
4  Norway (NOR)1001
Totals (4 nations)66618

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km
details
Hallgeir Brenden
  Norway
Sixten Jernberg
  Sweden
Pavel Kolchin
  Soviet Union
30 km
details
Veikko Hakulinen
  Finland
Sixten Jernberg
  Sweden
Pavel Kolchin
  Soviet Union
50 km
details
Sixten Jernberg
  Sweden
Veikko Hakulinen
  Finland
Fyodor Terentyev
  Soviet Union
4 × 10 km relay
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Fyodor Terentyev
Pavel Kolchin
Nikolay Anikin
Vladimir Kuzin
  Finland (FIN)
August Kiuru
Jorma Kortelainen
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
  Sweden (SWE)
Lennart Larsson
Gunnar Samuelsson
Per-Erik Larsson
Sixten Jernberg

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km
details
Lyubov Kozyreva
  Soviet Union
Radia Yeroshina
  Soviet Union
Sonja Edström
  Sweden
3 × 5 km relay
details
  Finland (FIN)
Sirkka Polkunen
Mirja Hietamies
Siiri Rantanen
  Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Kozyreva
Alevtina Kolchina
Radya Yeroshina
  Sweden (SWE)
Irma Johansson
Anna-Lisa Eriksson
Sonja Edström

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

External linksEdit