Mikhail Ivanov (cross-country skier)

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Mikhail Ivanov
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Ivanov (right) in 2002

Mikhail Petrovich Ivanov (Russian: Михаип Петрович Иванов); born November 20, 1977 in Ostrov, Russia) is a Russian cross-country skier who competed from 1996 to 2007. He finished 2nd in the 50 km at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City to Spain's Johann Mühlegg, but was awarded the gold medal in 2004 upon Mühlegg's blood-doping disqualification of darbepoetin.

Ivanov's won the bronze medal in the 30 km event at the 2001 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. He also won two World Cup events in his career (30 km: 2000, 15 km: 2001).