List of Olympic venues in cross-country skiing

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The hills of St. Moritz hosted the cross-country skiing events for both the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics.
Soldier Hollow hosted the cross country skiing events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in neighboring Salt Lake City.

For the Winter Olympics, there are 22 venues that have been or will be used for cross-country skiing. The first events took near the main stadium. In 1936, the first efforts to hold all of Nordic skiing (Nordic combined, ski jumping) in one location took place.[1] This was repeated in 1952.[2] For the 1956 games, the venue was among the first in the Winter Olympics to meet the television needs of RAI, Italy's national broadcaster.[3] The 1956 venue was constructed in an oblong 250 by 44 m (820 by 144 ft) area in an east-west direction with the Grand Stands facing south.[3] A temporary venue was created for the 1960 Games which also included biathlon for the first time.[4] The first permanent Olympic venue in cross-country skiing took place in 1980.[5] For all of Nordic skiing and biathlon, the first time they were in the same location was at the 2010 Games.[6]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1924 Chamonix Stade Olympique de Chamonix Curling, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Military patrol, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing), Speed skating 45,000. [7]
1928 St. Moritz Around the hills of St. Moritz Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [8]
1932 Lake Placid Lake Placid Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [9]
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze Nordic combined, Ski jumping 40,000 [1]
1948 St. Moritz Around the hills of St. Moritz Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [10]
1952 Oslo Holmenkollen National Arena Nordic combined, Ski jumping 150,000 [2]
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Lo Stadio della neve Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 9,650 [3]
1960 Squaw Valley McKinney Creek Stadium Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 1,000 [4]
1964 Innsbruck Seefeld Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) Not listed. [11]
1968 Grenoble Autrans Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) 40,000 (ski jump) [12]
1972 Sapporo Makomanai Cross-country site Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [13]
1976 Innsbruck Seefeld Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) Not listed. [14]
1980 Lake Placid Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [5]
1984 Sarajevo Igman, Veliko Polje Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [15]
1988 Calgary Canmore Nordic Centre Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [16]
1992 Albertville Les Saisies Biathlon 12,500 [17]
1994 Lillehammer Birkebeineren Skistadion Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 31,000 (cross-country skiing)
13,500 (biathlon)
[18]
1998 Nagano Snow Harp Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 20,000 [19]
2002 Salt Lake City Soldier Hollow Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 15,200 [20]
2006 Turin Pragelato Plan Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 5,400 [21]
2010 Vancouver Whistler Olympic Park Biathlon, Nordic combined, ski jumping 6,000 [6]
2014 Sochi Biathlon & Ski Complex Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 9,600 (biathlon)
9,600 (cross-country skiing)
[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1936 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 116-122, 139. Accessed 16 October 2010. (German)
  2. ^ a b 1952 Winter Olympics official report. p. 33.
  3. ^ a b c The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIIth Winter Olympic Games 1956 at Cortina. (1956) CONI. pp. 155-63, 191. Accessed 24 October 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  4. ^ a b 1960 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 109-10, 115. Accessed 27 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b 1980 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 29-35, 39-42. Accessed 16 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  6. ^ a b "Venues–Whistler Olympic/Paralympic Park". Vancouver Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 645, 648-50. (French)
  8. ^ 1928 Winter Olympics official report. Part 2. pp. 8-10. (French) Accessed 10 October 2010.
  9. ^ 1932 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 145-6, 199. Accessed 12 October 2010.
  10. ^ 1948 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 6, 21. Accessed 18 October 2010. (French) & (German)
  11. ^ 1964 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 95-103. Accessed 30 October 2010. (German)
  12. ^ 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 85-95. Accessed 1 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  13. ^ 1972 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 253-64. Accessed 6 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  14. ^ 1976 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 199-203. Accessed 10 November 2010. (English), (French), & (German)
  15. ^ 1984 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 18-58, 106-7. Accessed 22 November 2010. (English), (French), & (Serbo-Croatian)
  16. ^ 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 100-9. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  17. ^ 1992 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 102-5. Accessed 5 December 2010. (English) & (French)
  18. ^ 1994 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 31-6. Accessed 8 December 2010.
  19. ^ 1998 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 198-202. Accessed 12 December 2010.
  20. ^ 2002 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 80-3. Accessed 21 December 2010.
  21. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 72-3. Accessed 27 December 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  22. ^ Sochi2014.com profile of the Biathlon & ski Complex. Accessed 31 December 2010.