|Born||22 September 1921|
|Died||20 May 2015 (aged 83)|
Harald Eriksson (or Ericsson, 22 September 1921 – 20 May 2015) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won the silver medal in the 50 km event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. The same year he won the 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival. He had to withdraw from the 50 km race at the 1952 Games due to a high fever.
Eriksson served in the Swedish Army in Umeå, but had good opportunities to train because his commander was also chairman of his skiing club. He later worked at a sports shop in Umeå, together with his friends and rivals Gunnar Karlsson and Martin Lundström; the trio formed a successful relay team.
- Skidlegendaren ”Sme-Harald” Eriksson, IFK Umeå har avlidit (in Swedish)
- Harald Ericson. sports-reference.com
- Harald Ericson. Swedish Olympic Committee
- Harald Eriksson at the International Ski Federation
- Harald Eriksson at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-02-24) (in Norwegian)
- Obituary – Västerbottens Kuriren : 29 May 2015; page 54, under the name Harald Ericson