Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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At the 1956 Winter Olympics six cross-country skiing events – four for men and two for women – were contested after men's 30 km and women's 3 x 5 km relay were added. The competitions were held from Friday, 27 January, to Sunday, 4 February 1956.

Cross-country skiing

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km
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 Hallgeir Brenden
Norway (NOR)
 Sixten Jernberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Pavel Kolchin
Soviet Union (URS)
30 km
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 Veikko Hakulinen
Finland (FIN)
 Sixten Jernberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Pavel Kolchin
Soviet Union (URS)
50 km
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 Sixten Jernberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Veikko Hakulinen
Finland (FIN)
 Fyodor Terentyev
Soviet Union (URS)
4×10 km
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Fyodor Terentyev
Pavel Kolchin
Nikolay Anikin
Vladimir Kuzin
 Finland (FIN)
August Kiuru
Jorma Kortelainen
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
 Sweden (SWE)
Lennart Larsson
Gunnar Samuelsson
Per-Erik Larsson
Sixten Jernberg

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km
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 Lyubov Kozyreva
Soviet Union (URS)
 Radia Yeroshina
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sonja Edström
Sweden (SWE)
3×5 km
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 Finland (FIN)
Sirkka Polkunen
Mirja Hietamies
Siiri Rantanen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Kozyreva
Alevtina Kolchina
Radya Yeroshina
 Sweden (SWE)
Irma Johansson
Anna-Lisa Eriksson
Sonja Edström

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 2 2 3 7
2  Finland (FIN) 2 2 0 4
3  Sweden (SWE) 1 2 3 6
4  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
Total 6 6 6 18

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