Cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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The cross-country skiing events at the 2002 Winter Olympics were marred by drug problems. The winners of three races were disqualified after blood tests showed that three skiers had overly high red blood cell counts indicating the use of darbepoetin, a drug used to treat anemia. At the time, the drug was not specifically listed in the IOC's list of banned substances, but the Olympic rules generally prohibit doping of any kind, in accordance with its charter. After two years and several lawsuits in Olympic and Swiss courts, the skiers in question (Johann Mühlegg of Spain, and Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova of Russia) were stripped of all their medals from the 2002 Games.

See the external links below for the official IOC press releases containing detailed information of the doping cases and their resolution, including initial, intermediate, and final amended results. This article gives the final medalists as decided on by the IOC in early 2004.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 5 2 4 11
2  Italy (ITA) 2 2 2 6
3  Russia (RUS) 2 1 1 4
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 2 5
5  Estonia (EST) 1 1 1 3
6  Austria (AUT) 1 1 0 2
7  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
8  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 2 0 2
9  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 x 10 kilometre pursuit
details
 Frode Estil
Norway (NOR)
 Thomas Alsgaard
Norway (NOR)
49:48.9 Not awarded  Per Elofsson
Sweden (SWE)
49:52.9
15 kilometre classical
details
 Andrus Veerpalu
Estonia (EST)
37:07.4  Frode Estil
Norway (NOR)
37:43.4  Jaak Mae
Estonia (EST)
37:50.8
30 kilometre freestyle mass start
details
 Christian Hoffmann
Austria (AUT)
1:11:31.0  Mikhail Botvinov
Austria (AUT)
1:11:32.3  Kristen Skjeldal
Norway (NOR)
1:11:42.7
50 kilometre classical
details
 Mikhail Ivanov
Russia (RUS)
2:06:20.8  Andrus Veerpalu
Estonia (EST)
2:06:44.5  Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Norway (NOR)
2:08:41.5
4 x 10 kilometre relay
details
 Norway (NOR)
Anders Aukland
Frode Estil
Kristen Skjeldal
Thomas Alsgaard
1:32.45.4  Italy (ITA)
Fabio Maj
Giorgio Di Centa
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Cristian Zorzi
1:32:45.8  Germany (GER)
Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
Tobias Angerer
René Sommerfeldt
1:33:34.5
Sprint
details
 Tor Arne Hetland
Norway (NOR)
2:56.9  Peter Schlickenrieder
Germany (GER)
2:57.0  Cristian Zorzi
Italy (ITA)
2:57.2

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 x 5 kilometre pursuit
details
 Beckie Scott
Canada (CAN)
25:09.9  Kateřina Neumannová
Czech Republic (CZE)
25:10.0  Viola Bauer
Germany (GER)
25:11.1
10 kilometre classical
details
 Bente Skari
Norway (NOR)
28:05.6  Yuliya Chepalova
Russia (RUS)
28:09.9  Stefania Belmondo
Italy (ITA)
28:45.8
15 kilometre freestyle mass start
details
 Stefania Belmondo
Italy (ITA)
39:54.4  Kateřina Neumannová
Czech Republic (CZE)
40:01.3  Yuliya Chepalova
Russia (RUS)
40:02.7
30 kilometre classical
details
 Gabriella Paruzzi
Italy (ITA)
1:30:57.1  Stefania Belmondo
Italy (ITA)
1:31:01.6  Bente Skari
Norway (NOR)
1:31:36.3
4 x 5 kilometre relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Manuela Henkel
Viola Bauer
Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher
49:30.6  Norway (NOR)
Marit Bjørgen
Bente Skari
Hilde G. Pedersen
Anita Moen
49:31.9  Switzerland (SUI)
Andrea Huber
Laurence Rochat
Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan
Natascia Leonardi Cortesi
50:03.6
Sprint
details
 Yuliya Chepalova
Russia (RUS)
3:10.6  Evi Sachenbacher
Germany (GER)
3:12.2  Anita Moen
Norway (NOR)
3:12.7

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