Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The twelve events took place between 8–23 February 2014.[1]

Cross-country skiing
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueLaura Biathlon & Ski Complex, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates8–23 February 2014
No. of events12
Competitors310 from 54 nations
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Competition scheduleEdit

 
Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex during 2014 Winter Olympics

The following is the competition schedule for all twelve events.[2]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
8 February 14:00 Women's skiathlon
9 February 14:00 Men's skiathlon
11 February 14:00 Individual sprint free men/women qualifying
16:00 Individual sprint free men/women finals
13 February 14:00 Women's 10 km classical
14 February 14:00 Men's 15 km classical
15 February 14:00 4 x 5 km relay women
16 February 14:00 4 x 10 km relay men
19 February 13:15 Team sprint classical men/women qualifying
15:45 Team sprint classical men/women finals
22 February 13:30 Women's 30 km mass start free
23 February 11:00 Men's 50 km mass start free

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Russia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway52411
2  Sweden25411
3  Switzerland2002
4  Russia*1315
5  Finland1203
6  Poland1001
7  France0011
  Germany0011
  Slovenia0011
Totals (9 entries)12121236

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km classical
details
Dario Cologna
  Switzerland
38:29.7 Johan Olsson
  Sweden
38:58.2 Daniel Richardsson
  Sweden
39:08.5
30 km skiathlon
details
Dario Cologna
  Switzerland
1:08:15.4 Marcus Hellner
  Sweden
1:08:15.8 Martin Johnsrud Sundby
  Norway
1:08:16.8
50 km freestyle
details [a]
Alexander Legkov
  Russia
1:46:55.2 Maxim Vylegzhanin
  Russia
1:46:55.9 Ilia Chernousov
  Russia
1:46:56.0
4 × 10 km relay
details [b]
  Sweden
Lars Nelson
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
1:28:42.0   Russia
Dmitry Yaparov
Alexander Bessmertnykh
Alexander Legkov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
1:29:09.3   France
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Robin Duvillard
Ivan Perrillat Boiteux
1:29:13.9
Sprint
details
Ola Vigen Hattestad
  Norway
3:38.4 Teodor Peterson
  Sweden
3:39.6 Emil Jönsson
  Sweden
3:55.2
sprint
details [c]
  Finland
Iivo Niskanen
Sami Jauhojärvi
23:14.89   Russia
Maxim Vylegzhanin
Nikita Kriukov
23:15.86   Sweden
Emil Jönsson
Teodor Peterson
23:30.01
  • men's 50 km In November 2017, Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia were disqualified by IOC and stripped of their gold and silver medal,[3][4] but Court of Arbitration for Sport nullified the disqualifications and returned the medals to the Russian athletes on February 1, 2018.[5]
  • men's 4 × 10 km In November 2017, Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia were disqualified by IOC and the Russian was stripped of its silver medal,[3][4] but Court of Arbitration for Sport nullified the disqualifications and returned the medal to the Russian on February 1, 2018.[5]
  • men's sprint In November 2017, Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia was disqualified by IOC and the Russian was stripped of its silver medal,[4] but Court of Arbitration for Sport nullified the disqualification and returned the medal to the Russian on February 1, 2018.[5]

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km classical
details
Justyna Kowalczyk
  Poland
28:17.8 Charlotte Kalla
  Sweden
28:36.2 Therese Johaug
  Norway
28:46.1
15 km skiathlon
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
38:33.6 Charlotte Kalla
  Sweden
38:35.4 Heidi Weng
  Norway
38:46.8
30 km freestyle
details
Marit Bjørgen
  Norway
1:11:05.2 Therese Johaug
  Norway
1:11:07.8 Kristin Størmer Steira
  Norway
1:11:28.8
4 × 5 km relay
details
  Sweden
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Emma Wikén
Anna Haag
Charlotte Kalla
53:02.7   Finland
Anne Kyllönen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Lähteenmäki
53:03.2   Germany
Nicole Fessel
Stefanie Böhler
Claudia Nystad
Denise Herrmann
53:03.6
Sprint
details
Maiken Caspersen Falla
  Norway
2:35.49 Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
  Norway
2:35.87 Vesna Fabjan
  Slovenia
2:35.89
sprint
details
  Norway
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Marit Bjørgen
16:04.05   Finland
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
16:13.14   Sweden
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
16:23.82

QualificationEdit

A maximum of 310 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 20 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 12 men or 12 women. There were two qualification standards for the games: an A standard and a B standard.[6]

Participating nationsEdit

310 athletes from 54 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Chile made its Olympic debut in the sport. Dominica, qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time,[7] and its two athletes competed in cross-country skiing. India's athlete was planned to compete as an Independent Olympic Participants, as the Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee,[8] but the suspension had since been lifted.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center". SOOC. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b IOC sanctions two Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings
  4. ^ a b c IOC sanctions four Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings
  5. ^ a b c "MEDIA RELEASE. ANTI-DOPING – SOCHI 2014. The Court of Arbitration for Sport" (PDF). Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). International Ski Federation. December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (23 January 2014). "Staten Island man, 46, and wife will ski for Dominica at Sochi Olympics". NBC Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Shiva Kesavan hopes India's suspension lifted before Sochi Olympics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Associated Press. 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on January 29, 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  9. ^ "International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban". CNN. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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