Arvo Viitanen

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Arvo Viitanen
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Competitor for  Finland
Olympic Games
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 4 x 10 km
World Championships
Gold 1954 Falun 4 x 10 km
Silver 1954 Falun 15 km
Bronze 1954 Falun 50 km
Bronze 1958 Lahti 50 km
Bronze 1958 Lahti 4 x 10 km

Arvo Albert Viitanen (April 12, 1924, Uurainen, Central Finland – April 28, 1999) was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1950s. He won a silver medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. He was born in Uurainen and died in Myllykoski.

Viitanen also won five medals in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4 x 10 km relay (1954), a silver in the 15 km (1954), and bronzes in the 50 km (1954, 1958) and the 4 x 10 km relay (1958).

He also won the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1956.

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