Cross-country skiing at the 1928 Winter Olympics

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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.

Cross-country skiing

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