List of Olympic venues in cross-country skiing

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The hills of St. Moritz hosted the cross-country skiing events for both the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics.
Soldier Hollow hosted the cross-country skiing events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in neighboring Salt Lake City.

For the Winter Olympics, there are 22 venues that have been or will be used for cross-country skiing. The first events took near the main stadium. In 1936, the first efforts to hold all of Nordic skiing (Nordic combined, ski jumping) in one location took place.[1] This was repeated in 1952.[2] For the 1956 games, the venue was among the first in the Winter Olympics to meet the television needs of RAI, Italy's national broadcaster.[3] The 1956 venue was constructed in an oblong 250 by 44 m (820 by 144 ft) area in an east-west direction with the Grand Stands facing south.[3] A temporary venue was created for the 1960 Games which also included biathlon for the first time.[4] The first permanent Olympic venue in cross-country skiing took place in 1980.[5] For all of Nordic skiing and biathlon, the first time they were in the same location was at the 2010 Games.[6]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1924 Chamonix Stade Olympique de Chamonix Curling, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Military patrol, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing), Speed skating 45,000. [7]
1928 St. Moritz Around the hills of St. Moritz Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [8]
1932 Lake Placid Lake Placid Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [9]
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze Nordic combined, Ski jumping 40,000 [1]
1948 St. Moritz Around the hills of St. Moritz Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [10]
1952 Oslo Holmenkollen National Arena Nordic combined, Ski jumping 150,000 [2]
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Lo Stadio della neve Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 9,650 [3]
1960 Squaw Valley McKinney Creek Stadium Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 1,000 [4]
1964 Innsbruck Seefeld Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) Not listed. [11]
1968 Grenoble Autrans Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) 40,000 (ski jump) [12]
1972 Sapporo Makomanai Cross-country site Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [13]
1976 Innsbruck Seefeld Biathlon, Nordic combined, Ski jumping (normal hill) Not listed. [14]
1980 Lake Placid Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Biathlon Center Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [5]
1984 Sarajevo Igman, Veliko Polje Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [15]
1988 Calgary Canmore Nordic Centre Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) Not listed. [16]
1992 Albertville Les Saisies Biathlon 12,500 [17]
1994 Lillehammer Birkebeineren Skistadion Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 31,000 (cross-country skiing)
13,500 (biathlon)
[18]
1998 Nagano Snow Harp Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 20,000 [19]
2002 Salt Lake City Soldier Hollow Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 15,200 [20]
2006 Turin Pragelato Plan Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 5,400 [21]
2010 Vancouver Whistler Olympic Park Biathlon, Nordic combined, ski jumping 6,000 [6]
2014 Sochi Biathlon & Ski Complex Biathlon, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 9,600 (biathlon)
9,600 (cross-country skiing)
[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1936 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 116-122, 139. Accessed 16 October 2010. (German)
  2. ^ a b 1952 Winter Olympics official report. p. 33.
  3. ^ a b c The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIIth Winter Olympic Games 1956 at Cortina. (1956) CONI. pp. 155-63, 191. Accessed 24 October 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  4. ^ a b 1960 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 109-10, 115. Accessed 27 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b 1980 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 29-35, 39-42. Accessed 16 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  6. ^ a b "Venues–Whistler Olympic/Paralympic Park". Vancouver Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 645, 648-50. (French)
  8. ^ 1928 Winter Olympics official report. Part 2. pp. 8-10. (French) Accessed 10 October 2010.
  9. ^ 1932 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 145-6, 199. Accessed 12 October 2010.
  10. ^ 1948 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 6, 21. Accessed 18 October 2010. (French) & (German)
  11. ^ 1964 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 95-103. Accessed 30 October 2010. (German)
  12. ^ 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 85-95. Accessed 1 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  13. ^ 1972 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 253-64. Accessed 6 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  14. ^ 1976 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 199-203. Accessed 10 November 2010. (English), (French), & (German)
  15. ^ 1984 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 18-58, 106-7. Accessed 22 November 2010. (English), (French), & (Serbo-Croatian)
  16. ^ 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 100-9. Accessed 29 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  17. ^ 1992 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 102-5. Accessed 5 December 2010. (English) & (French)
  18. ^ 1994 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 31-6. Accessed 8 December 2010.
  19. ^ 1998 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 198-202. Accessed 12 December 2010.
  20. ^ 2002 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 80-3. Accessed 21 December 2010.
  21. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 72-3. Accessed 27 December 2010. (English) & (Italian)
  22. ^ Sochi2014.com profile of the Biathlon & ski Complex. Accessed 31 December 2010.