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Janne Reidar Stefansson (born 19 March 1935) is a retired Swedish cross-country skier. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics in the 15 km and 4×10 km events and won a gold medal in the relay in 1964, finishing fourth in 1960. He also finished fourth-fifth in the 15, 30 and 50 km events in 1964.[1]

Janne Stefansson
Janne Stefansson SOK.jpg
Janne Stefansson by the early 1960's
Personal information
Full nameJanne Reidar Stefansson
Born(1935-03-19)19 March 1935
Transtrand, Dalarna, Sweden
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
SportCross-country skiing
ClubSälens IF

Stefansson won a silver over 30 km at the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane. He also won the long distance cross-country ski race Vasaloppet on seven occasions between 1962 and 1969, only missing victory in 1967, when he finished second behind Assar Rönnlund. He was a forester by profession.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Janne Stefansson Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Janne Stefansson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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