Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Cross-country skiing
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing, Sochi 2014.png
Venue Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 8–23 February 2014
No. of events 12
Competitors 310 from 54 nations
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Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The ten events took place between 8–23 February 2014.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

The Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center under construction in 2011.
Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex during 2014 Winter Olympics

The following is the competition schedule for all twelve events.[2]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
8 February 14:00 Women's skiathlon
9 February 14:00 Men's skiathlon
11 February 14:00 Individual sprint free men/women qualifying
16:00 Individual sprint free men/women finals
13 February 14:00 Women's 10 km classical
14 February 14:00 Men's 15 km classical
15 February 14:00 4 x 5 km relay women
16 February 14:00 4 x 10 km relay men
19 February 13:15 Team sprint classical men/women qualifying
15:45 Team sprint classical men/women finals
22 February 13:30 Women's 30 km mass start free
23 February 11:00 Men's 50 km mass start free

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 5 2 4 11
2  Sweden (SWE) 2 5 4 11
3  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 0 2
4  Finland (FIN) 1 2 0 3
5  Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
6  Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 9 12 32

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 kilometre classical
details
Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
38:29.7 Johan Olsson
 Sweden
38:58.2 Daniel Richardsson
 Sweden
39:08.5
30 kilometre skiathlon
details
Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
1:08:15.4 Marcus Hellner
 Sweden
1:08:15.8 Martin Johnsrud Sundby
 Norway
1:08:16.8
50 kilometre freestyle
details [a]
vacant vacant Ilia Chernousov
 Russia
1:46:56.0
4 x 10 kilometre relay
details [b]
 Sweden (SWE)
Lars Nelson
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
1:28:42.0 vacant  France (FRA)
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Robin Duvillard
Ivan Perrillat Boiteux
1:29:13.9
Sprint
details
Ola Vigen Hattestad
 Norway
3:38.4 Teodor Peterson
 Sweden
3:39.6 Emil Jönsson
 Sweden
3:55.2
Team sprint
details [c]
 Finland
Iivo Niskanen
Sami Jauhojärvi
23:14.89 vacant  Sweden
Emil Jönsson
Teodor Peterson
23:30.01
  • men's 50 km On November 2017 Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia were disqualified and stripped of their gold and silver medal.[3][4]
  • men's 4 × 10 km On November 2017 Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia were disqualified and Russian team was stripped of its silver medal.[3][4]
  • men's team sprint On November 2017 Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia was disqualified and Russian team was stripped of its silver medal.[4]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 kilometre classical
details
Justyna Kowalczyk
 Poland
28:17.8 Charlotte Kalla
 Sweden
28:36.2 Therese Johaug
 Norway
28:46.1
15 kilometre skiathlon
details
Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
38:33.6 Charlotte Kalla
 Sweden
38:35.4 Heidi Weng
 Norway
38:46.8
30 kilometre freestyle
details
Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
1:11:05.2 Therese Johaug
 Norway
1:11:07.8 Kristin Størmer Steira
 Norway
1:11:28.8
4 x 5 kilometre relay
details
 Sweden (SWE)
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Emma Wikén
Anna Haag
Charlotte Kalla
53:02.7  Finland (FIN)
Anne Kyllönen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Lähteenmäki
53:03.2  Germany (GER)
Nicole Fessel
Stefanie Böhler
Claudia Nystad
Denise Herrmann
53:03.6
Sprint
details
Maiken Caspersen Falla
 Norway
2:35.49 Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
 Norway
2:35.87 Vesna Fabjan
 Slovenia
2:35.89
Team sprint
details
 Norway (NOR)
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Marit Bjørgen
16:04.05  Finland (FIN)
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
16:13.14  Sweden (SWE)
Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
16:23.82

Qualification[edit]

A maximum of 310 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 20 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 12 men or 12 women. There were two qualification standards for the games: an A standard and a B standard.[5]

Participating nations[edit]

310 athletes from 54 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Chile made its Olympic debut in the sport. Dominica, qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time,[6] and its two athletes competed in cross-country skiing. India's athlete was planned to compete as an Independent Olympic Participants, as the Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee,[7] but the suspension had since been lifted.[8]

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