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Cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, three cross-country skiing events were contested. The 18 km competition was held on Saturday, January 31, 1948, the relay event was held on Tuesday, February 3, 1948, and the 50 km event was held on Friday, February 6, 1948.

Cross-country skiing

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
 Martin Lundström
Sweden (SWE)
 Nils Östensson
Sweden (SWE)
 Gunnar Eriksson
Sweden (SWE)
50 km
 Nils Karlsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Harald Eriksson
Sweden (SWE)
 Benjamin Vanninen
Finland (FIN)
4x10 km
 Sweden (SWE)
Gunnar Eriksson
Martin Lundström
Nils Östensson
Nils Täpp
 Finland (FIN)
August Kiuru
Teuvo Laukkanen
Sauli Rytky
Lauri Silvennoinen
 Norway (NOR)
Erling Evensen
Olav Hagen
Reidar Nyborg
Olav Økern

Participating nations

Seven cross-country skiers competed in all three events.

A total of 106 cross-country skiers from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sweden 3 2 1 6
2 Finland 0 1 1 2
3 Norway 0 0 1 1


  • International Olympic Committee results database
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