|Men's cross country skiing|
|Competitor for Finland|
|Silver||1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||4 x 10 km|
|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.
- Arvo Viitanen at the International Ski Federation
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)
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