Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

The cross-country skiing competition of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were held at Whistler Olympic Park. The events were held between 15 and 28 February 2010.

Cross-country skiing
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Dates15–28 February
No. of events12
Competitors292 from 55 nations
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Medals summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

1  Norway5229
2  Sweden3227
3  Germany1405
4  Russia1124
5  Poland1113
6  Switzerland1001
7  Estonia0101
9  Czech Republic0022
11  Slovenia0011
Totals (11 entries)12121236

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km freestyle
Dario Cologna
33:36.3 Pietro Piller Cottrer
34:00.9 Lukáš Bauer
  Czech Republic
30 km pursuit
Marcus Hellner
1:15:11.4 Tobias Angerer
1:15:13.5 Johan Olsson
50 km classical
Petter Northug
2:05:35.5 Axel Teichmann
2:05:35.8 Johan Olsson
4 × 10 km relay
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Anders Södergren
Marcus Hellner
1:45:05.4   Norway
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
1:45:21.3   Czech Republic
Martin Jakš
Lukáš Bauer
Jiří Magál
Martin Koukal
Nikita Kryukov
3:36.3 Alexander Panzhinskiy
3:36.3 Petter Northug
Team Sprint
Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
19:01.0   Germany
Tim Tscharnke
Axel Teichmann
19:02.3   Russia
Nikolay Morilov
Alexey Petukhov

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km freestyle
Charlotte Kalla
24:58.4 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
25:05.0 Marit Bjørgen
15 km pursuit
Marit Bjørgen
39:58.1 Anna Haag
40:07.0 Justyna Kowalczyk
30 km classical
Justyna Kowalczyk
1:30:33.7 Marit Bjørgen
1:30:34.0 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
4 × 5 km relay
Vibeke Skofterud
Therese Johaug
Kristin Størmer Steira
Marit Bjørgen
55:19.5   Germany
Katrin Zeller
Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Miriam Gössner
Claudia Nystad
55:44.1   Finland
Pirjo Muranen
Virpi Kuitunen
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Marit Bjørgen
3:39.2 Justyna Kowalczyk
3:40.3 Petra Majdič
Team Sprint
Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Claudia Nystad
18:03.7   Sweden
Charlotte Kalla
Anna Haag
18:04.3   Russia
Irina Khazova
Natalya Korostelyova

Competition scheduleEdit

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Day Date Start Finish Event
Day 4 Monday 15 February 10:00 11:15 10 km individual free women
12:30 14:00 15 km individual free men
Day 6 Wednesday 17 February 10:15 11:00 Individual sprint classic men/women
12:30 14:00
Day 8 Friday 19 February 13:00 13:50 15 km pursuit women
Day 9 Saturday 20 February 13:30 15:00 30 km pursuit men
Day 11 Monday 22 February 10:45 12:15 Team sprint free men/women
13:00 13:45
Day 13 Wednesday 24 February 11:15 13:10 4 x 10 km relay men
Day 14 Thursday 25 February 11:00 12:05 4 x 5 km relay women
Day 16 Saturday 27 February 11:45 13:45 30 km mass start classic women
Day 17 Sunday 28 February 9:30 12:15 50 km mass start classic men


Across the twelve cross-country skiing events, a maximum of 310 athletes are allowed to compete. No nation can have more than 20 skiers competing, with an additional limit of 12 men or 12 women per specific nation. For each event, a nation can enter four skiers in individual events and one team in relay races.

"A" Competitors with less than 100 distance FIS points will be allowed to compete in any event. Competitors with less than 120 sprint FIS points will be allowed to compete in sprint events only.

"B" Countries that do not have a skier that meets the "A" Qualification standard have the right to enter one male and one female skier in either the sprint or the 10 km (women)/ 15 km (men) on condition that the skiers competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 and have a maximum of 300 FIS points in the event concerned.

A basic quota of one man and one woman was assigned to all nations competing. Each nation with a skier in the top 300 of the distance or sprint FIS points lists was allocated one additional quota place. For top 30 in the 2009-10 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup extra quota places were allocated separately for both genders, nations with two or more skiers in the top 30 earning two more skiers and nations with one skier in the top 30 earning one extra place. The remaining quotas were allocated to countries based on the FIS point allocation list. Once a nation reached the maximum of 20 slots it became ineligible to earn any more slots. Quota places not used up by the National Olympic Committees were returned to the pool and reallocated. This process started on 18 January 2006 and ran until 28 January 2010.

Participating nationsEdit

55 countries participated in the 2010 edition.

See alsoEdit