Arto Koivisto

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Olympic medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck 4x10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck 15 km

Arto Koivisto (born 7 December 1948 in Isojoki) is a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed in the 1970s. He won the 4 x 10 km gold and the 15 km bronze at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Koivisto also won the 15 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1976.

Doping ban[edit]

Koivisto tested positive for ephedrine and codine at the 1981 Finnish Skiing Championships, and lost two bronze medals. He claimed the source of the substances was a cough medicine prescribed to him by a doctor, and he got a one-month sanction from the sport.[1][2]


  1. ^ Siukonen, Markku & Ahola, Matti: Urheilun vuosikirja 1981-82, p. 88. Jyväskylä: Oy Scandia Kirjat Ab, 1982.
  2. ^ En lång följetong,, 25 August 2008

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