List of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships medalists in men's cross-country skiing

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This is a list of medalists from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in men's cross-country skiing.

18 km and 15 km[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
1925 Johannisbad Otakar Německý
 Czechoslovakia
František Donth
 Czechoslovakia
Josef Erleback
 Czechoslovakia
1926 Not included in the World Championships
1927 Cortina d'Ampezzo John Lindgren
 Sweden
František Donth
 Czechoslovakia
Viktor Schneider
 Germany
17 km
1929 Zakopane Veli Saarinen
 Finland
Anselm Knuuttila
 Finland
Hjalmar Bergström
 Sweden
1930 Oslo Arne Rustadstuen
 Norway
Trygve Brodahl
 Norway
Tauno Lappalainen
 Finland
18 km
1931 Oberhof Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway
Kristian Hovde
 Norway
Nils Svärd
 Sweden
1933 Innsbruck Nils-Joel Englund
 Sweden
Hjalmar Bergström
 Sweden
Väinö Liikkanen
 Finland
1934 Sollefteå Sulo Nurmela
 Finland
Veli Saarinen
 Finland
Martti Lappalainen
 Finland
1935 Vysoké Tatry Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Oddbjørn Hagen
 Norway
Olaf Hoffsbakken
 Norway
1937 Chamonix Lars Bergendahl
 Norway
Kalle Jalkanen
 Finland
Pekka Niemi
 Finland
1938 Lahti Pauli Pitkänen
 Finland
Alfred Dahlqvist
 Sweden
Kalle Jalkanen
 Finland
1939 Zakopane Juho 'Jussi' Kurikkala
 Finland
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Carl Pahlin
 Sweden
1950 Lake Placid Karl-Erik Åström
 Sweden
Enar Josefsson
 Sweden
Arnljot Nyaas
 Norway
15 km
1954 Falun Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Arvo Viitanen
 Finland
August Kiuru
 Finland
1958 Lahti Veikko Hakulinen (2)
 Finland
Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union
Anatoly Shelyukhin
 Soviet Union
1962 Zakopane Assar Rönnlund
 Sweden
Harald Grønningen
 Norway
Einar Østby
 Norway
1966 Oslo Gjermund Eggen
 Norway
Ole Ellefsæter
 Norway
Odd Martinsen
 Norway
1970 Vysoké Tatry Lars-Göran Åslund
 Sweden
Odd Martinsen
 Norway
Fyodor Simashev
 Soviet Union
1974 Falun Magne Myrmo
 Norway
Gerhard Grimmer
 East Germany
Vasily Rochev
 Soviet Union
1978 Lahti Józef Łuszczek
 Poland
Yevgeny Belyaev
 Soviet Union
Juha Mieto
 Finland
1982 Oslo Oddvar Brå
 Norway
Alexander Zavyalov
 Soviet Union
Harri Kirvesniemi
 Finland
1985 Seefeld Kari Härkönen
 Finland
Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
Maurilio De Zolt
 Italy
1987 Oberstdorf Marco Albarello
 Italy
Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
Mikhail Devyatyarov
 Soviet Union
1989 Lahti freestyle Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Lars Håland
 Sweden
1989 Lahti classic Harri Kirvesniemi
 Finland
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
 Norway
Vegard Ulvang
 Norway
1991 Val di Fiemme Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Vladimir Smirnov
 Soviet Union
1993-1999 Not included in the World Championships program.
2001 Lahti Per Elofsson
 Sweden
Mathias Fredriksson
 Sweden
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
 Norway
2003 Val di Fiemme Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Jaak Mae
 Estonia
Frode Estil
 Norway
2005 Oberstdorf Pietro Piller Cottrer
 Italy
Fulvio Valbusa
 Italy
Tore Ruud Hofstad
 Norway
2007 Sapporo Lars Berger
 Norway
Leanid Karneyenka
 Belarus
Tobias Angerer
 Germany
2009 Liberec Andrus Veerpalu
 Estonia
Lukáš Bauer
 Czech Republic
Matti Heikkinen
 Finland
2011 Oslo Matti Heikkinen
 Finland
Eldar Roenning
 Norway
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
 Norway
2013 Val di Fiemme Petter Northug
 Norway
Johan Olsson
 Sweden
Tord Asle Gjerdalen
 Norway
2015 Falun Johan Olsson
 Sweden
Maurice Manificat
 France
Anders Gløersen
 Norway
2017 Lahti Iivo Niskanen
 Finland
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
 Norway
Niklas Dyrhaug
 Norway

Classic style: 1925-1987, 1989, 2001-2003, 2009-2011, 2017. Free style: 1989, 1991, 2005-2007, 2013-2015.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland 11 5 9 25
2  Norway 9 9 12 30
3  Sweden 8 9 4 21
4  Italy 2 1 1 4
5  Czechoslovakia (1925–91) 1 2 1 4
6  Estonia (1938, 2001–present) 1 1 0 2
7  Germany (1925–39, 1991–present) 1 0 2 3
8  Poland 1 0 0 1
9  Soviet Union (1954–91) 0 3 5 8
10  Belarus (2001–present) 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic (2001–present) 0 1 0 1
 East Germany (1954–89) 0 1 0 1
 France 0 1 0 1
Total 34 34 34 102

50 km[edit]

Debuted: 1925.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1925 Johannisbad František Donth
 Czechoslovakia
František Häckel
 Czechoslovakia
Antonín Ettrich
 Czechoslovakia
1926 Lahti Matti Raivio
 Finland
Tauno Lappalainen
 Finland
Olav Kjelbotn
 Norway
1927 Cortina d'Ampezzo John Lindgren
 Sweden
John Wikström
 Sweden
František Donth
 Czechoslovakia
1929 Zakopane Anselm Knuuttila
 Finland
Veli Saarinen
 Finland
Olle Hansson
 Sweden
1930 Oslo Sven Utterström
 Sweden
Arne Rustadstuen
 Norway
Adiel Paananen
 Finland
1931 Oberhof Ole Stenen
 Norway
Martin Peder Vangli
 Norway
Karl Lindberg
 Sweden
1933 Innsbruck Veli Saarinen
 Finland
Sven Utterström
 Sweden
Hjalmar Bergström
 Sweden
1934 Sollefteå Elis Wiklund
 Sweden
Nils-Joel Englund
 Sweden
Olli Remes
 Finland
1935 Vysoké Tatry Nils-Joel Englund
 Sweden
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Trygve Brodahl
 Norway
1937 Chamonix Pekka Niemi
 Finland
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Vincenzo Demetz
 Italy
1938 Lahti Kalle Jalkanen
 Finland
Alvar Rantalahti
 Finland
Lars Bergendahl
 Norway
1939 Zakopane Lars Bergendahl
 Norway
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Oscar Gjøslien
 Norway
1950 Lake Placid Gunnar Eriksson
 Sweden
Enar Josefsson
 Sweden
Nils Karlsson
 Sweden
1954 Falun Vladimir Kuzin
 Soviet Union
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Arvo Viitanen
 Finland
1958 Lahti Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Arvo Viitanen
 Finland
1962 Zakopane Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Assar Rönnlund
 Sweden
Kalevi Hämäläinen
 Finland
1966 Oslo Gjermund Eggen
 Norway
Arto Tiainen
 Finland
Eero Mäntyranta
 Finland
1970 Vysoké Tatry Kalevi Oikarainen
 Finland
Vyacheslav Vedenin
 Soviet Union
Gerhard Grimmer
 East Germany
1974 Falun Gerhard Grimmer
 East Germany
Stanislav Henych
 Czechoslovakia
Thomas Magnusson
 Sweden
1978 Lahti Sven-Åke Lundbäck
 Sweden
Yevgeny Belyayev
 Soviet Union
Jean-Paul Pierrat
 France
1982 Oslo Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
Yuriy Burlakov
 Soviet Union
Lars-Erik Eriksen
 Norway
1985 Seefeld Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Maurilio De Zolt
 Italy
Ove Aunli
 Norway
1987 Oberstdorf Maurilio De Zolt
 Italy
Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
1989 Lahti Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Alexey Prokurorov
 Soviet Union
1991 Val di Fiemme Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Maurilio De Zolt
 Italy
1993 Falun Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Hervé Balland
 France
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
1995 Thunder Bay Silvio Fauner
 Italy
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
1997 Trondheim Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Erling Jevne
 Norway
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
1999 Ramsau Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Andrus Veerpalu
 Estonia
Mikhail Botvinov
 Austria
2001 Lahti Johann Mühlegg
 Spain
René Sommerfeldt
 Germany
Sergey Kriyanin
 Russia
2003 Val di Fiemme Martin Koukal
 Czech Republic
Anders Södergren
 Sweden
Jörgen Brink
 Sweden
2005 Oberstdorf Frode Estil
 Norway
Anders Aukland
 Norway
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
 Norway
2007 Sapporo Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
 Norway
Frode Estil
 Norway
Jens Filbrich
 Germany
2009 Liberec Petter Northug
 Norway
Maxim Vylegzhanin
 Russia
Tobias Angerer
 Germany
2011 Oslo Petter Northug
 Norway
Maxim Vylegzhanin
 Russia
Tord Asle Gjerdalen
 Norway
2013 Val di Fiemme Johan Olsson
 Sweden
Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
Alexey Poltoranin
 Kazakhstan
2015 Falun Petter Northug (3)
 Norway
Lukáš Bauer
 Czech Republic
Johan Olsson
 Sweden
2017 Lahti Alex Harvey
 Canada
Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
Matti Heikkinen
 Finland

50 km is one of only three events that has been contested at every FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

Classic style: 1925-1985, 1997-1999, 2005–2007, 2013-2015. Free style: 1987-1995, 2001-2003, 2009-2011, 2017. Mass Start: 2005-2017.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden 14 9 8 31
2  Finland 8 9 7 24
3  Norway 8 6 10 24
4  Italy 2 1 2 5
5  Soviet Union (1954–91) 1 3 1 5
6  Czechoslovakia (1925–91) 1 2 2 5
7  Czech Republic (1993–present) 1 1 0 2
8  East Germany (1954–89) 1 0 1 2
9  Canada 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
11  Russia (1993–present) 0 3 1 4
12  Germany (1925–39, 1991–present) 0 1 2 3
13  France 0 1 1 2
14  Estonia (1938, 1993–present) 0 1 0 1
  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
16  Kazakhstan (1993–present) 0 0 2 2
17  Austria 0 0 1 1
Total 38 38 38 114

30 km[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1926 Lahti Matti Raivio
 Finland
Tauno Lappalainen
 Finland
Veli Saarinen
 Finland
1927-1950 Not included in the World Championships program
1954 Falun Vladimir Kuzin
 Soviet Union
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Martti Lautala
 Finland
1958 Lahti Kalevi Hämäläinen
 Finland
Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
1962 Zakopane Eero Mäntyranta
 Finland
Janne Stefansson
 Sweden
Giulio de Florian
 Italy
1966 Oslo Eero Mäntyranta (2)
 Finland
Kalevi Laurila
 Finland
Walter Demel
 West Germany
1970 Vysoké Tatry Vyacheslav Vedenin
 Soviet Union
Gerhard Grimmer
 East Germany
Odd Martinsen
 Norway
1974 Falun Thomas Magnusson
 Sweden
Juha Mieto
 Finland
Jan Staszel
 Poland
1978 Lahti Sergey Savelyev
 Soviet Union
Nikolay Zimyatov
 Soviet Union
Józef Łuszczek
 Poland
1982 Oslo Thomas Eriksson
 Sweden
Lars-Erik Eriksen
 Norway
Bill Koch
 United States
1985 Seefeld Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Ove Aunli
 Norway
Harri Kirvesniemi
 Finland
1987 Oberstdorf Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
Aki Karvonen
 Finland
Christer Majbäck
 Sweden
1989 Lahti Vladimir Smirnov
 Soviet Union
Vegard Ulvang
 Norway
Christer Majbäck
 Sweden
1991 Val di Fiemme Gunde Svan
 Sweden
Vladimir Smirnov
 Soviet Union
Vegard Ulvang
 Norway
1993 Falun Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Vegard Ulvang
 Norway
Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
1995 Thunder Bay Vladimir Smirnov (2)
 Kazakhstan
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Alexey Prokurorov
 Russia
1997 Trondheim Alexey Prokourorov
 Russia
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
1999 Ramsau Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
2001 Lahti Andrus Veerpalu
 Estonia
Frode Estil
 Norway
Mikhail Ivanov
 Russia
2003 Val di Fiemme Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Anders Aukland
 Norway
Frode Estil
 Norway

Classic style: 1926, 1954-1995, 2001-2003. Free style: 1997-1999. Mass Start: 2003.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland 5 5 3 13
2  Sweden 5 1 3 9
3  Soviet Union (1954–91) 4 3 0 7
4  Norway 2 9 5 16
5  Russia (1993–2003) 1 0 2 3
6  Kazakhstan (1993–2003) 1 0 1 2
7  Estonia (1993–2003) 1 0 0 1
8  East Germany (1954–89) 0 1 0 1
9  Poland 0 0 2 2
10  Italy 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (1954–89) 0 0 1 1
Total 19 19 19 57

4 x 10 km relay[edit]

Debuted: 1933

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1933 Innsbruck Per-Erik Hedlund
Sven Utterström
Nils-Joel Englund
Hjalmar Bergström
 Sweden
František Šimůnek
Vladimír Novák
Antonín Bartoň
Cyril Musil
 Czechoslovakia
Hugo Gstrein
Hermann Gadner
Balthasar Niederkofler
Harald Paumgarten
 Austria
1934 Sollefteå Sulo Nurmela
Klaes Karppinen
Martti Lappalainen
Veli Saarinen
 Finland
Walter Motz
Josef Schreiner
Willy Bogner
Herbert Leupold
 Germany
Allan Karlsson
Lars Theodor Jonsson
Nils-Joel Englund
Arthur Häggblad
 Sweden
1935 Vysoké Tatry Mikko Husu
Klaes Karppinen
Väinö Liikkanen
Sulo Nurmela
 Finland
Sverre Brodahl
Bjarne Iversen
Olaf Hoffsbakken
Oddbjørn Hagen
 Norway
Halvar Moritz
Erik August Larsson
Martin Matsbo
Nils-Joel Englund
 Sweden
1937 Chamonix Annar Ryen
Oskar Fredriksen
Sigurd Røen
Lars Bergendahl
 Norway
Pekka Niemi
Klaes Karppinen
Juho 'Jussi' Kurikkala
Kalle Jalkanen
 Finland
Giulio Gerardi
Aristide Compagnoni
Silvio Confortola
Vincenzo Demetz
 Italy
1938 Lahti Juho 'Jussi' Kurikkala
Martti Lauronen
Pauli Pitkänen
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Ragnar Ringstad
Olav Økern
Arne Larsen
Lars Bergendahl
 Norway
Sven Hansson
Donald Johansson
Sigurd Nilsson
Martin Matsbo
 Sweden
1939 Zakopane Pauli Pitkänen
Olavi Alakulppi
Eino Olkinuora
Klaes Karppinen
 Finland
Alvar Hägglund
Selm Stenvall
John Westbergh
Carl Pahlin
 Sweden
Aristide Compagnoni
Severino Compagnoni
Goffredo Baur
Alberto Jammaron
 Italy
1950 Lake Placid Nils Täpp
Karl-Erik Åström
Martin Lundström
Enar Josefsson
 Sweden
Heikki Hasu
Viljo Vellonen
Paavo Lonkila
August Kiuru
 Finland
Martin Stokken
Eilert Dahl
Kristian Bjørn
Henry Hermansen
 Norway
1954 Falun August Kiuru
Tapio Mäkelä
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Nikolay Koslov
Fyodor Terentyev
Aleksey Kuznetsov
Vladimir Kuzin
 Soviet Union
Sune Larsson
Sixten Jernberg
Arthur Olsson
Per-Erik Larsson
 Sweden
1958 Lahti Sixten Jernberg
Lennart Larsson
Sture Grahn
Per-Erik Larsson
 Sweden
Fyodor Terentyev
Nikolay Anikin
Anatoly Shelyukhin
Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union
Kalevi Hämäläinen
Arto Tiainen
Arvo Viitanen
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
1962 Zakopane Lars Olsson
Sture Grahn
Sixten Jernberg
Assar Rönnlund
 Sweden
Väinö Huhtala
Kalevi Laurila
Pentti Pesonen
Eero Mäntyranta
 Finland
Ivan Utrobin
Pavel Kolchin
Aleksey Kuznetsov
Gennady Vaganov
 Soviet Union
1966 Oslo Odd Martinsen
Harald Grønningen
Ole Ellefsæter
Gjermund Eggen
 Norway
Kalevi Oikarainen
Hannu Taipale
Kalevi Laurila
Eero Mäntyranta
 Finland
Giulio de Florian
Franco Nones
Gianfranco Stella
Franco Manfroi
 Italy
1970 Vysoké Tatry Vladimir Voronkov
Valery Tarakanov
Fyodor Simashev
Vyacheslav Vedenin
 Soviet Union
Gerd Hessler
Axel Lesser
Gerhard Grimmer
Gert-Dietmar Klause
 East Germany
Ove Lestander
Jan Halvarsson
Ingvar Sandström
Lars-Göran Åslund
 Sweden
1974 Falun Gerd Hessler
Dieter Meinel
Gerhard Grimmer
Gert-Dietmar Klause
 East Germany
Ivan Garanin
Fyodor Simashev
Vasili Rochev
Yuri Skobov
 Soviet Union
Magne Myrmo
Odd Martinsen
Ivar Formo
Oddvar Brå
 Norway
1978 Lahti Sven-Åke Lundbäck
Christer Johansson
Tommy Limby
Thomas Magnusson
 Sweden
Esko Lähtevänoja
Juha Mieto
Pertti Teurajärvi
Matti Pitkänen
 Finland
Lars-Erik Eriksen
Ove Aunli
Ivar Formo
Oddvar Brå
 Norway
1982 Oslo Lars-Erik Eriksen
Ove Aunli
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Oddvar Brå
 Norway shared with
Vladimir Nikitin
Alexander Batyuk
Yuriy Burlakov
Alexander Zavyalov
 Soviet Union
(None) Uwe Bellmann
Uwe Wünsch
Stefan Schicker
Frank Schröder
 East Germany shared with
Kari Härkönen
Aki Karvonen
Harri Kirvesniemi
Juha Mieto
 Finland
1985 Seefeld Arild Monsen
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Tor Håkon Holte
Ove Aunli
 Norway
Marco Albarello
Giorgio Vanzetta
Maurilio De Zolt
Giuseppe Ploner
 Italy
Erik Östlund
Thomas Wassberg
Thomas Eriksson
Gunde Svan
 Sweden
1987 Oberstdorf Erik Östlund
Gunde Svan
Thomas Wassberg
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Aleksandr Batyuk
Vladimir Smirnov
Mikhail Devyatyarov
Vladimir Sakhnov
 Soviet Union
Ove Aunli
Vegard Ulvang
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Terje Langli
 Norway
1989 Lahti Christer Majbäck
Gunde Svan
Lars Håland
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Aki Karvonen
Harri Kirvesniemi
Kari Ristanen
Jari Räsänen
 Finland
Ladislav Švanda
Martin Petrášek
Radim Nyč
Václav Korunka
 Czechoslovakia
1991 Val di Fiemme Øyvind Skaanes
Terje Langli
Vegard Ulvang
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Thomas Eriksson
Christer Majbäck
Gunde Svan
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
Mika Kuusisto
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Isometsä
Jari Räsänen
 Finland
1993 Falun Sture Sivertsen
Vegard Ulvang
Terje Langli
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Maurilio De Zolt
Marco Albarello
Giorgio Vanzetta
Silvio Fauner
 Italy
Andrey Kirilov
Igor Badamchin
Alexey Prokurorov
Mikhail Botvinov
 Russia
1995 Thunder Bay Sture Sivertsen
Erling Jevne
Bjørn Dæhlie
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Karri Hietamäki
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Räsänen
Jari Isometsä
 Finland
Fulvio Valbusa
Marco Albarello
Fabio Maj
Silvio Fauner
 Italy
1997 Trondheim Sture Sivertsen
Erling Jevne
Bjørn Dæhlie
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Harri Kirvesniemi
Mika Myllylä
Jari Räsänen
Jari Isometsä
 Finland
Giorgio Di Centa
Silvio Fauner
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Fulvio Valbusa
 Italy
1999 Ramsau Markus Gandler
Alois Stadlober
Mikhail Botvinov
Christian Hoffmann
 Austria
Espen Bjervig
Erling Jevne
Bjørn Dæhlie
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Giorgio Di Centa
Fabio Maj
Fulvio Valbusa
Silvio Fauner
 Italy
2001 Lahti Frode Estil
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Thomas Alsgaard
Tor Arne Hetland
 Norway
Urban Lindgren
Mathias Fredriksson
Magnus Ingesson
Per Elofsson
 Sweden
Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
Ron Spanuth
René Sommerfeldt
 Germany
2003 Val di Fiemme Anders Aukland
Frode Estil
Tore Ruud Hofstad
Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
René Sommerfeldt
Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Anders Södergren
Per Elofsson
Mathias Fredriksson
Jörgen Brink
 Sweden
2005 Oberstdorf Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Frode Estil
Lars Berger
Tore Ruud Hofstad
 Norway
Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
Tobias Angerer
Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Nikolay Pankratov
Vasili Rotchev
Yevgeny Dementyev
Nikolay Bolschakov
 Russia
2007 Sapporo Eldar Rønning
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
 Norway
Nikolai Pankratov
Vasili Rotchev
Alexander Legkov
Evgeni Dementiev
 Russia
Martin Larsson
Mathias Fredriksson
Marcus Hellner
Anders Södergren
 Sweden
2009 Liberec Eldar Rønning
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Tore Ruud Hofstad
Petter Northug
 Norway
Jens Filbrich
Tobias Angerer
Franz Göring
Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Matti Heikkinen
Sami Jauhojärvi
Teemu Kattilakoski
Ville Nousiainen
 Finland
2011 Oslo Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Eldar Rønning
Tord Asle Gjerdalen
Petter Northug
 Norway
Daniel Rickardsson
Johan Olsson
Anders Södergren
Marcus Hellner
 Sweden
Jens Filbrich
Axel Teichmann
Franz Göring
Tobias Angerer
 Germany
2013 Val di Fiemme Tord Asle Gjerdalen
Eldar Rønning
Sjur Røthe
Petter Northug
 Norway
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
 Sweden
Evgeniy Belov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
Alexander Legkov
Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
2015 Falun Niklas Dyrhaug
Didrik Tønseth
Anders Gloeersen
Petter Northug (5)
 Norway
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
 Sweden
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Maurice Manificat
Robin Duvillard
Adrien Backscheider
 France
2017 Lahti Didrik Tønseth
Niklas Dyrhaug
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Finn Hågen Krogh
 Norway
Andrey Larkov
Alexander Bessmertnykh
Alexey Chervotkin
Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
 Sweden
  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 17 3 4 24
2  Sweden 7 6 9 22
3  Finland 5 8 4 17
4  Soviet Union (1954–91) 2 4 1 7
5  East Germany (1954–89) 1 1 1 3
6  Austria 1 0 1 2
7  Germany (1933–39, 1991–present) 0 4 2 6
8  Italy 0 2 6 8
9  Russia (1993–present) 0 2 3 5
10  Czechoslovakia (1933–93) 0 1 1 2
11  France 0 0 1 1
Total 33 31 33 97

10 km[edit]

Debuted: 1991. Discontinued: 1999.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1991 Val di Fiemme Terje Langli
 Norway
Christer Majbäck
 Sweden
Torgny Mogren
 Sweden
1993 Falun Sture Sivertsen
 Norway
Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
Vegard Ulvang
 Norway
1995 Thunder Bay Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Mika Myllylä
 Finland
1997 Trondheim Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Alexey Prokurorov
 Russia
Mika Myllylä
 Finland
1999 Ramsau Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Alois Stadlober
 Austria
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
 Norway

Classic style: 1991-1999.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 3 1 2 6
2  Kazakhstan (1993–99) 1 1 0 2
3  Finland 1 0 2 3
4  Sweden 0 1 1 2
5  Austria 0 1 0 1
 Russia (1993–99) 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15

Combined/double pursuit/Skiathlon[edit]

Debuted: 1993.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
10 km classic interval start + 15 km freestyle pursuit. Separate days.
1993 Falun Bjørn Dæhlie
 Norway
Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
Silvio Fauner
 Italy
1995 Thunder Bay Vladimir Smirnov
 Kazakhstan
Silvio Fauner
 Italy
Jari Isometsä
 Finland
1997 Trondheim Bjørn Dæhlie (2)
 Norway
Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Alexey Prokurorov
 Russia
1999 Ramsau Thomas Alsgaard
 Norway
Mika Myllylä
 Finland
Fulvio Valbusa
 Italy
10 km classic interval start + 10 km freestyle pursuit. Same day.
2001 Lahti Per Elofsson
 Sweden
Johann Mühlegg
 Spain
Vitaly Denisov
 Russia
10 km classic mass start; then 10 km freestyle pursuit
2003 Val di Fiemme Per Elofsson (2)
 Sweden
Tore Ruud Hofstad
 Norway
Jörgen Brink
 Sweden
15 km classic mass start; then 15 km freestyle pursuit
2005 Oberstdorf Vincent Vittoz
 France
Giorgio Di Centa
 Italy
Frode Estil
 Norway
2007 Sapporo Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Tobias Angerer
 Germany
Pietro Piller Cottrer
 Italy
2009 Liberec Petter Northug
 Norway
Anders Södergren
 Sweden
Giorgio Di Centa
 Italy
2011 Oslo Petter Northug (2)
 Norway
Maxim Vylegzhanin
 Russia
Ilia Chernousov
 Russia
2013 Val di Flemme Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
 Norway
Sjur Røthe
 Norway
2015 Falun Maxim Vylegzhanin
 Russia
Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
Alex Harvey
 Canada
2017 Lahti Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
 Norway
Finn Hågen Krogh
 Norway
  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 5 3 3 11
2  Russia 2 1 3 6
3  Sweden 2 1 1 4
4  Germany 1 1 0 2
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 2
  Switzerland 1 1 0 2
7  France 1 0 0 1
8  Italy 0 2 4 6
9  Finland 0 2 1 3
10  Spain 0 1 0 1
11  Canada 0 0 1 1
Total 13 13 13 39

Individual sprint[edit]

Debuted: 2001.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Lahti Tor Arne Hetland
 Norway
Cristian Zorzi
 Italy
Håvard Solbakken
 Norway
2003 Val di Fiemme Thobias Fredriksson
 Sweden
Håvard Bjerkeli
 Norway
Tor Arne Hetland
 Norway
2005 Oberstdorf Vasily Rochev
 Russia
Tor Arne Hetland
 Norway
Thobias Fredriksson
 Sweden
2007 Sapporo Jens Arne Svartedal
 Norway
Mats Larsson
 Sweden
Eldar Rønning
 Norway
2009 Liberec Ola Vigen Hattestad
 Norway
Johan Kjølstad
 Norway
Nikolay Morilov
 Russia
2011 Oslo Marcus Hellner
 Sweden
Petter Northug
 Norway
Emil Jönsson
 Sweden
2013 Val di Flemme Nikita Kriukov
 Russia
Petter Northug
 Norway
Alex Harvey
 Canada
2015 Falun Petter Northug
 Norway
Alex Harvey
 Canada
Ola Vigen Hattestad
 Norway
2017 Lahti Federico Pellegrino
 Italy
Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
 Norway

Classic style: 2005-2007, 2013-2015. Free style: 2001-2003, 2009-2011, 2017.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 4 5 5 14
2  Sweden 2 1 2 5
3  Russia 2 1 1 4
4  Italy 1 1 0 2
5  Canada 0 1 1 2
Total 9 9 9 27

Team sprint[edit]

Debuted: 2005

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2005 Oberstdorf Tore Ruud Hofstad
Tor Arne Hetland
 Norway
Jens Filbrich
Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Dušan Kožíšek
Martin Koukal
 Czech Republic
2007 Sapporo Renato Pasini
Cristian Zorzi
 Italy
Nikolay Morilov
Vasily Rochev
 Russia
Milan Šperl
Dušan Kožíšek
 Czech Republic
2009 Liberec Ola Vigen Hattestad
Johan Kjølstad
 Norway
Tobias Angerer
Axel Teichmann
 Germany
Sami Jauhojärvi
Ville Nousiainen
 Finland
2011 Oslo Devon Kershaw
Alex Harvey
 Canada
Petter Northug
Ola Vigen Hattestad
 Norway
Alexander Panzhinskiy
Nikita Kriukov
 Russia
2013 Val di Flemme Alexei Petukhov
Nikita Kriukov
 Russia
Marcus Hellner
Emil Jönsson
 Sweden
Nikolay Chebotko
Alexey Poltoranin
 Kazakhstan
2015 Falun Finn Hågen Krogh
Petter Northug
 Norway
Alexei Petukhov
Nikita Kriukov
 Russia
Dietmar Nöckler
Federico Pellegrino
 Italy
2017 Lahti Nikita Kriukov (2)
Sergey Ustiugov
 Russia
Dietmar Nöckler
Federico Pellegrino
 Italy
Sami Jauhojärvi
Iivo Niskanen
 Finland

Classic style: 2009-2011, 2017. Free style: 2005-2007, 2013-2015.

  • Medals:
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 3 1 0 4
2  Russia 2 2 1 5
3  Italy 1 1 1 3
4  Canada 1 0 0 1
5  Germany 0 2 0 2
6  Sweden 0 1 0 1
7  Czech Republic 0 0 2 2
 Finland 0 0 2 2
9  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

Medal table[edit]

Table updated after the 2017 Championships.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 51 37 41 129
2  Sweden 38 29 28 95
3  Finland 30 29 28 87
4  Soviet Union (1954–91) 7 13 7 27
5  Russia (1993–present) 7 10 11 28
6  Italy 6 8 15 29
7  Kazakhstan (1993–present) 3 2 4 9
8  Germany (1925–39, 1991–present) 2 8 6 16
9  Czechoslovakia (1925–91) 2 5 4 11
10  East Germany (1954–89) 2 3 2 7
11  Estonia (1938, 1993–present) 2 2 0 4
12  Canada 2 1 2 5
13  Czech Republic (1993–present) 1 2 2 5
 France 1 2 2 5
15   Switzerland 1 2 0 3
16  Austria 1 1 2 4
17  Spain 1 1 0 2
18  Poland 1 0 2 3
19  Belarus (1993–present) 0 1 0 1
20  United States 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (1954–89) 0 0 1 1
Total medals awarded 158 156 158 472

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Petter Northug  Norway 2007 2015 13 3 - 16
2 Bjørn Dæhlie  Norway 1991 1999 9 5 3 17
3 Gunde Svan  Sweden 1985 1991 7 3 1 11
4 Thomas Alsgaard  Norway 1995 2003 6 2 1 9
5 Klaes Karppinen  Finland 1934 1939 5 5 - 10
6 Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset  Norway 1999 2009 5 - 3 8
7 Vladimir Smirnov  Soviet Union
 Kazakhstan
1987 1995 4 4 3 11
8 Torgny Mogren  Sweden 1987 1993 4 3 2 9
Mika Myllylä  Finland 1995 1999 4 3 2 9
10 Frode Estil  Norway 2001 2007 4 2 3 9

Best performers by country[edit]

Country Athlete From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
 Norway Petter Northug
(by the gold first ranking system)
2007 2015 13 3 - 16
Bjørn Dæhlie
(by total number of medals)
1991 1999 9 5 3 17
 Sweden Gunde Svan 1985 1991 7 3 1 11
 Finland Klaes Karppinen 1934 1939 5 5 - 10
 Soviet Union
 Kazakhstan
Vladimir Smirnov 1987 1995 4 4 3 11
 Kazakhstan
(as such only)
Vladimir Smirnov 1993 1995 3 2 2 7
 Russia
(as such only)
Nikita Kryukov
(by the gold first ranking system)
2011 2017 3 1 1 5
Sergey Ustiugov
(by total number of medals)
2013 2017 2 3 1 6
 Germany Axel Teichmann 2003 2011 2 5 1 8
 East Germany Gerhard Grimmer 1970 1974 2 3 1 6
 Canada Alex Harvey 2011 2017 2 1 2 5
 Estonia Andrus Veerpalu 1999 2009 2 1 - 3
 Soviet Union
(as such only)
Vladimir Kuzin &
Vyacheslav Vedenin
(by the gold first ranking system)
1954
1970

1954
1970

2
2
1
1
-
-
3
3
Vladimir Smirnov &
Pavel Kolchin
(by total number of medals)
1987
1958

1991
1962

1
-

2
3

1
1

4
4

 Italy Maurilio De Zolt
(by the gold first ranking system)
1985 1993 1 3 2 6
Silvio Fauner
(by total number of medals)
1993 1999 1 2 4 7
 Czechoslovakia František Donth 1925 1927 1 2 1 4
  Switzerland Dario Cologna* 2013 2015 1 2 - 3
 Austria Alois Stadlober
(by the gold first ranking system)
1999 1999 1 1 - 2
Mikhail Botvinov
(by total number of medals,
incl. 1 Bronze won for Russia)
1993 1999 1 - 2 3
 Spain Johann Mühlegg* 2001 2001 1 1 - 2
 Czech Republic Martin Koukal 2003 2005 1 - 1 2
 Poland Józef Łuszczek 1978 1978 1 - 1 2
 France Vincent Vittoz
(by the gold first ranking system)
2005 2005 1 - - 1
Maurice Manificat
(by total number of medals)
2015 2015 - 1 1 2
 Belarus Leanid Karneyenka* 2007 2007 - 1 - 1
 West Germany Walter Demel* 1966 1966 - - 1 1
 United States Bill Koch* 1982 1982 - - 1 1

An asterisk (*) marks athletes who are the only representatives of their respective countries to win a medal.

Multiple medals at one championship[edit]

See also[edit]

External links and references[edit]