|Men's 50 kilometre classical|
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||61 from 24 nations|
All skiers started at 30 second intervals, skiing the entire 50 kilometre course. The defending Olympic champion was the Norwegian Bjørn Dæhlie, who won in Nagano, but he retired after an accident, two years before the Olympics.
- "Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Men's 50 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2019.