Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Cross-country skiing
|Dates||February 5–14, 1976|
|No. of events||7|
|Competitors||165 (114 men, 51 women) from 24 nations|
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||4||2||4||10|
|4||East Germany (GDR)||0||1||1||2|
|5||United States (USA)||0||1||0||1|
|Totals (6 nations)||7||7||7||21|
|4 × 10 km relay
|| Finland (FIN)
|2:07:59.72|| Norway (NOR)
|2:09:58.36|| Soviet Union (URS)
|4 × 5 km relay
|| Soviet Union (URS)
|1:07:49.75|| Finland (FIN)
|1:08:36.57|| East Germany (GDR)
Galina Kulakova of the Soviet Union finished third in the women's 5 km event, but was disqualified due to a positive test for banned substance ephedrine. She claimed that this was a result of using the nasal spray that contained the substance. Both the FIS and the IOC allowed her to compete in the 10 km and the 4 × 5 km relay. This was the first stripped medal at the Winter Olympics.
- "Cross Country Skiing at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011.