Cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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The 1972 Winter Olympic Games cross-country skiing results.

Men's events[edit]

15 km[edit]

February 7, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold  Sven-Åke Lundbäck
Sweden (SWE)
45:28.24
 Silver  Fyodor Simashev
Soviet Union (URS)
46:00.84
 Bronze  Ivar Formo
Norway (NOR)
46:02.68
4  Juha Mieto (FIN) 46:02.74
5  Yuriy Skobov (URS) 46:04.59
6  Axel Lesser (GDR) 46:17.01
7  Walter Demel (FRG) 46:17.36
8  Gunnar Larsson (SWE) 46:23.29

30 km[edit]

February 4, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold  Vyacheslav Vedenin
Soviet Union (URS)
1:36:31.15
 Silver  Pål Tyldum
Norway (NOR)
1:37:25.30
 Bronze  Johs Harviken
Norway (NOR)
1:37:32.44
4  Gunnar Larsson (SWE) 1:37:33,72
5  Walter Demel (FRG) 1:37:45.53
6  Fyodor Simashev (URS) 1:38:22.50
7  Alois Kälin (SUI) 1:38:40.72
8  Gert-Dietmar Klause (GDR) 1:39:15.54

Vedenin was the first Soviet male athlete to win an Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal.

50 km[edit]

February 10, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold  Pål Tyldum
Norway (NOR)
2:43:14.75
 Silver  Magne Myrmo
Norway (NOR)
2:43:29.45
 Bronze  Vyacheslav Vedenin
Soviet Union (URS)
2:44:00.19
4  Reidar Hjermstad (NOR) 2:44:14.51
5  Walter Demel (FRG) 2:44:32.67
6  Werner Geeser (SUI) 2:44:34.13
7  Lars-Arne Bölling (SWE) 2:45:06.80
8  Fyodor Simashev (URS) 2:45:08.93

4 x 10 km relay[edit]

February 13, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold Soviet Union (Vladimir Voronkov, Yuri Skobov, Fyodor Simashev, Vyacheslav Vedenin) 2:04:47.94
 Silver Norway (Oddvar Brå, Pål Tyldum, Ivar Formo, Johs Harviken) 2:04:57.06
 Bronze Switzerland (Alfred Kälin, Albert Giger, Alois Kälin, Eduard Hauser) 2:07:00.06
4 Sweden (Thomas Magnusson, Lars-Göran Åslund, Gunnar Larsson, Sven-Åke Lundbäck) 2:07:03.60
5 Finland (Hannu Taipale, Juha Mieto, Juhani Repo, Osmo Karjalainen) 2:07:50.19
6 East Germany (Gerd Hessler, Axel Lesser, Gerhard Grimmer, Gert-Dietmar Klause) 2:10:03.73
7 West Germany (Franz Betz, Urban Hettich, Hartmut Döpp, Walter Demel) 2:10:42.85
8 Czechoslovakia (Stanislav Henych, Jan Fastavr, Jan Michalko, Ján Ilavský) 2:11:27.55

Women's events[edit]

5 km[edit]

February 9, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold  Galina Kulakova
Soviet Union (URS)
17:00.50
 Silver  Marjatta Kajosmaa
Finland (FIN)
17:05.50
 Bronze  Helena Šikolová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
17:07.32
4  Alevtina Olyunina (URS) 17:07.40
5  Hilkka Kuntola (FIN) 17:11.67
6  Lyubov Mukhachyova (URS) 17:12.08

10 km[edit]

February 6, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold  Galina Kulakova
Soviet Union (URS)
34:17.82
 Silver  Alevtina Olyunina
Soviet Union (URS)
34:54.11
 Bronze  Marjatta Kajosmaa
Finland (FIN)
34:56.45
4  Lyubov Mukhachyova (URS) 34:58.56
5  Helena Takalo (FIN) 35:06.34
6  Åslaug Dahl (NOR) 35:18.84

3 x 5 km relay[edit]

February 12, 1972

Medal Athlete Time
 Gold Soviet Union (Lyubov Mukhachyova, Alevtina Olyunina, Galina Kulakova) 48:46.15
 Silver Finland (Helena Takalo, Hilkka Riihivuori, Marjatta Kajosmaa) 49:19.37
 Bronze Norway (Inger Aufles, Aslaug Dahl, Berit Mørdre) 49:51.49
4 West Germany (Monika Mrklas, Ingrid Rothfuss, Michaela Enler) 50:25.61
5 East Germany (Gabriele Haupt, Renate Fischer, Anna Unger) 50:28.45
6 Czechoslovakia (Alena Bartošová, Helena Šikolová, Milena Cillerova) 51:16.16

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