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Women's Olympic Cross Country Skiing

Multiple gold medals (including relays): Lyubov Egorova, Marit Bjorgen (6); Larissa Lazutina (5); Galina Kulakova and Raisa Smetanina (4); Claudia Boyarskikh, Olga Danilova and Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Julija Tchepalova, Elena Valbe (3); Stefania Belmondo, Manuela Di Centa, Nina Gavriluk, Toini Gustafsson, Barbara Petzold, Kristina Smigun-Vahi, Claudia Nystad, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (2).

Multiple gold medals (including relays and Biathlon): Anfisa Reztsova (2).

1.5-kilometer Sprint

New event in 2002.

Year  Time
2002Julija Tchepalova, RUS3:10.6
2006Chandra Crawford, CAN2:12.3
2010 Marit Bjoergen, NOR Final
2014 Maiken Caspersen Falla 2:32.07

Team Sprint

New event in 2006.

Year  Time
2006Sweden16:36.9
2010 Germany Final
2014 Norway 16:04.05

5 kilometers

Held as a classical event from 1964-98. From 1992-98 it was half of the combined pursuit event. Discontinued after 1998.

Year  Time
1964 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR 17:50.5
1968 Toini Gustafsson, SWE 16:45.2
1972 Galina Kulakova, USSR 17:00.50
1976 Helena Takalo, FIN 15:48.69
1980 Raisa Smetanina, USSR 15:06.92
1984 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, FIN 17:04.0
1988 Marjo Matikainen, FIN 15:04.0
1992 Marjut Lukkarinen, FIN 14:13.8
1994 Lyubov Egorova, RUS 14:08.8
1998Larissa Lazutina, RUS17:37.9

Combined Pursuit

From 1992-98 the pursuit consisted of a 10-km freestyle race in which the starting order was determined by order of finish in the 5-km classical race contested on separate days. In 2002, the pursuit was shortened to a 5-km classical race followed by a 5-km freestyle race contested on the same day. The 5-km classical is no longer a separate medal event. Beginning in 2006, the Women's Combined Pursuit consists of a 7.5-classical race and a 7.5-km mass start.

Year  Time
1992 Lyubov Egorova, UT 40:07.7
1994 Lyubov Egorova, RUS 41:38.1
1998Larissa Lazutina, RUS46:06.9
2002Olga Danilova, RUS24:52.1
2006 Kristina Smigun-Vahi 42:48.7
2010 Marit Bjoergen, NOR 39:58.1
2014 Marit Bjoergen, NOR 38:33.6

10 kilometers

Held as a classical event from 1952-88, and since 2002. Replaced by 10-km combined pursuit from 1992-98.

Year  Time
1952 Lydia Wideman, FIN 41:40.0
1956 Lyubov Kosyreva, USSR 38:11.0
1960 Maria Gusakova, USSR 39:46.6
1964 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR 40:24.3
1968 Toini Gustafsson, SWE 36:46.5
1972 Galina Kulakova, USSR 34:17.82
1976 Raisa Smetanina, USSR 30:13.41
1980 Barbara Petzold, E. Ger 30:31.54
1984 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, FIN 31:44.2
1988 Vida Venciene, USSR 30:08.3
1992-98 Not held 
2002Bente Skari, NOR28:05.6
2006 Kristina Smigun-Vahi, EST27:51.4
2010 Charlotte Kalla, SWE 24:58.4
2014 Justyna Kowalczyk, POL 28:17.8

15 kilometers

Held as a freestyle event from 1992-94, and since 2002. Held as a classical event in 1998.

Year  Time
1992 Lyubov Egorova, UT 42:20.8
1994 Manuela Di Centa, ITA 39:44.5
1998Olga Danilova, RUS46:55.4
2002 Stefania Belmondo, ITA39:54.4

20 kilometers

Held as a classical event from 1984-88. Discontinued in 1992 and replaced by the 30-kilometer freestyle.

Year  Time
1984 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, FIN 1:01:45.0
1988 Tamara Tikhonova, USSR 55:53.6

30 kilometers

Replaced 20-km classical event in 1992. Held as a freestyle event 1992-98. Held as a classical event since 2002.

Year  Time
1992 Stefania Belmondo, ITA 1:22:30.1
1994 Manuela Di Centa, ITA 1:25:41.6
1998Julija Tchepalova, RUS1:22:01.5
2002Gabriella Paruzzi, ITA*1:30:57.1
2006Katerina Neumannova, CZE1:22:25.4
2010 Justyna Kowalczyk, POL 1:30:33.7
2014 Marit Bjoergen, NOR 1:11:05.2
*Paruzzi finished second to Larissa Lazutina of Russia, who was disqualified after failing a drug test.

4x5-kilometer Relay

Two classical and two freestyle legs since 1992. Event featured three skiers per team from 1956-72.

Year  Time
1956 Finland 1:09:01.0
1960 Sweden 1:04:21.4
1964 Soviet Union 59:20.2
1968 Norway 57:30.0
1972 Soviet Union 48:46.15
1976 Soviet Union 1:07:49.75
1980 East Germany 1:02:11.10
1984 Norway 1:06:49.7
1988 Soviet Union 59:51.1
1992 Unified Team 59:34.8
1994 Russia 57:12.5
1998Russia55:13.5
2002 Germany49:30.6
2006 Russia54:47.7
2010 Norway 55:19.5
2014 Sweden 53:02.7

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