Cross-country skiing
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Dates15–28 February 2010
No. of events12
Competitors292 from 55 nations
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The cross-country skiing competition of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were held at Whistler Olympic Park. The events were held between 15 and 28 February 2010.

Medals summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway (NOR)5229
2 Sweden (SWE)3227
3 Germany (GER)1405
4 Russia (RUS)1124
5 Poland (POL)1113
6 Switzerland (SUI)1001
7 Estonia (EST)0101
 Italy (ITA)0101
9 Czech Republic (CZE)0022
 Finland (FIN)0022
11 Slovenia (SLO)0011
Totals (11 nations)12121236

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km freestyle
details
Dario Cologna
 Switzerland
33:36.3 Pietro Piller Cottrer
 Italy
34:00.9 Lukáš Bauer
 Czech Republic
34:12.0
30 km pursuit
details
Marcus Hellner
 Sweden
1:15:11.4 Tobias Angerer
 Germany
1:15:13.5 Johan Olsson
 Sweden
1:15:14.2
50 km classical
details
Petter Northug
 Norway
2:05:35.5 Axel Teichmann
 Germany
2:05:35.8 Johan Olsson
 Sweden
2:05:36.5
4 × 10 km relay
details
 Sweden (SWE)
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Anders Södergren
Marcus Hellner
1:45:05.4  Norway (NOR)
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
1:45:21.3  Czech Republic (CZE)
Martin Jakš
Lukáš Bauer
Jiří Magál
Martin Koukal
1:45:21.9
Sprint
details
Nikita Kryukov
 Russia
3:36.3 Alexander Panzhinskiy
 Russia
3:36.3 Petter Northug
 Norway
3:45.5
Team sprint
details
 Norway (NOR)
Øystein Pettersen
Petter Northug
19:01.0  Germany (GER)
Tim Tscharnke
Axel Teichmann
19:02.3  Russia (RUS)
Nikolay Morilov
Alexey Petukhov
19:02.5

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km freestyle
details
Charlotte Kalla
 Sweden
24:58.4 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
 Estonia
25:05.0 Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
25:14.3
15 km pursuit
details
Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
39:58.1 Anna Haag
 Sweden
40:07.0 Justyna Kowalczyk
 Poland
40:07.4
30 km classical
details
Justyna Kowalczyk
 Poland
1:30:33.7 Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
1:30:34.0 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
 Finland
1:31:38.7
4 × 5 km relay
details
 Norway (NOR)
Vibeke Skofterud
Therese Johaug
Kristin Størmer Steira
Marit Bjørgen
55:19.5  Germany (GER)
Katrin Zeller
Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Miriam Gössner
Claudia Nystad
55:44.1  Finland (FIN)
Pirjo Muranen
Virpi Kuitunen
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
55:49.9
Sprint
details
Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
3:39.2 Justyna Kowalczyk
 Poland
3:40.3 Petra Majdič
 Slovenia
3:41.0
Team sprint
details
 Germany (GER)
Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Claudia Nystad
18:03.7  Sweden (SWE)
Charlotte Kalla
Anna Haag
18:04.3  Russia (RUS)
Irina Khazova
Natalya Korostelyova
18:07.7

Competition schedule

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Day Date Start Finish Event
Day 4 Monday 15 February 10:00 11:15 10 km individual free women
12:30 14:00 15 km individual free men
Day 6 Wednesday 17 February 10:15 11:00 Individual sprint classic men/women
12:30 14:00
Day 8 Friday 19 February 13:00 13:50 15 km pursuit women
Day 9 Saturday 20 February 13:30 15:00 30 km pursuit men
Day 11 Monday 22 February 10:45 12:15 Team sprint free men/women
13:00 13:45
Day 13 Wednesday 24 February 11:15 13:10 4 x 10 km relay men
Day 14 Thursday 25 February 11:00 12:05 4 x 5 km relay women
Day 16 Saturday 27 February 11:45 13:45 30 km mass start classic women
Day 17 Sunday 28 February 9:30 12:15 50 km mass start classic men

Qualification

Across the twelve cross-country skiing events, a maximum of 310 athletes are allowed to compete. No nation can have more than 20 skiers competing, with an additional limit of 12 men or 12 women per specific nation. For each event, a nation can enter four skiers in individual events and one team in relay races.

"A" Competitors with less than 100 distance FIS points will be allowed to compete in any event. Competitors with less than 120 sprint FIS points will be allowed to compete in sprint events only.

"B" Countries that do not have a skier that meets the "A" Qualification standard have the right to enter one male and one female skier in either the sprint or the 10 km (women)/ 15 km (men) on condition that the skiers competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 and have a maximum of 300 FIS points in the event concerned.

A basic quota of one man and one woman was assigned to all nations competing. Each nation with a skier in the top 300 of the distance or sprint FIS points lists was allocated one additional quota place. For top 30 in the 2009-10 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup extra quota places were allocated separately for both genders, nations with two or more skiers in the top 30 earning two more skiers and nations with one skier in the top 30 earning one extra place. The remaining quotas were allocated to countries based on the FIS point allocation list. Once a nation reached the maximum of 20 slots it became ineligible to earn any more slots. Quota places not used up by the National Olympic Committees were returned to the pool and reallocated. This process started on 18 January 2056 and ran until 28 January 2010.

Participating nations

55 countries participated in the 2010 edition.

See also

References