Cross-country skiing at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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At the 1924 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were held. The 50 km competition was held on Wednesday, January 30, 1924 and the 18 km competition was held on Saturday, February 2, 1924. This was also part of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as well, which would be combined until the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Cross-country skiing

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
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 Thorleif Haug
Norway (NOR)
 Johan Grøttumsbråten
Norway (NOR)
 Tapani Niku
Finland (FIN)
50 km
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 Thorleif Haug
Norway (NOR)
 Thoralf Strømstad
Norway (NOR)
 Johan Grøttumsbråten
Norway (NOR)

The results of Haug and Grøttumsbråten in the 18 km event should have been disqualified: as entrants of the Nordic combined event, they hadn't entered their names in this event. Tapani Niku wasn't however willing to be awarded the gold medal, though he later received a gold medal from the French Alp Club.[citation needed]

All three medalists in the 50 km also finished in their same positions in the nordic combined event.

Participating nations[edit]

Cross-country skiers from the United States only competed in the 18 km event. Fifteen cross-country skiers competed in both events.

A total of 59 cross-country skiers from twelve nations competed at the Chamonix Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 2 2 1 5
2 Finland 0 0 1 1

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