Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Cross-country skiing
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueLo Stadio della neve
Dates27 January – 4 February
No. of events6
← 1952
1960 →

At the 1956 Winter Olympics six cross-country skiing events – four for men and two for women – were contested after men's 30 km and women's 3 x 5 km relay were added. The competitions were held from Friday, 27 January, to Sunday, 4 February 1956.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)2237
2 Finland (FIN)2204
3 Sweden (SWE)1236
4 Norway (NOR)1001
Totals (4 nations)66618

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km
details
Hallgeir Brenden
 Norway
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union
30 km
details
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union
50 km
details
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Fyodor Terentyev
 Soviet Union
4 × 10 km relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Fyodor Terentyev
Pavel Kolchin
Nikolay Anikin
Vladimir Kuzin
 Finland (FIN)
August Kiuru
Jorma Kortelainen
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
 Sweden (SWE)
Lennart Larsson
Gunnar Samuelsson
Per-Erik Larsson
Sixten Jernberg

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km
details
Lyubov Kozyreva
 Soviet Union
Radia Yeroshina
 Soviet Union
Sonja Edström
 Sweden
3 × 5 km relay
details
 Finland (FIN)
Sirkka Polkunen
Mirja Hietamies
Siiri Rantanen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Kozyreva
Alevtina Kolchina
Radya Yeroshina
 Sweden (SWE)
Irma Johansson
Anna-Lisa Eriksson
Sonja Edström

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

External links[edit]