Cross-country skiing at the 1928 Winter Olympics

At the 1928 Winter Olympics, two cross-country skiing events were contested. The 50 km competition was held on Tuesday, February 14, 1928 while the 18 km event was held on Friday, February 17, 1928.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
Johan Grøttumsbråten
Ole Hegge
Reidar Ødegaard
50 km
Per-Erik Hedlund
Gustaf Jonsson
Volger Andersson

Hedlund's margin of victory is the largest in Olympic history (13 minutes, 27 seconds).

Participating nations

Cross-country skiers from Austria, Canada, Hungary, and the United States only competed in the 18 km event. Nineteen cross-country skiers competed in both events.

A total of 71 cross-country skiers from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sweden 1 1 1 3
Norway 1 1 1 3


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