Best USA: No American skier qualified for the elimination heats.
Best USA: 38th, Wendy Wagner (30:50.7); 40th, Nina Kemppel (30:51.9).
Best USA: 32nd, Nina Kemppel (26:27.8).
Best USA: 30th, Nina Kemppel (42:53.1).
*Paruzzi finished second to Russia's Larissa Lazutina, who was stripped of her gold medal and ordered to leave the Games after failing a subsequent drug test. Lazutina tested positive for darbepoetin, a drug that can enhance performance in endurance sports by increasing oxygen capacity through greater red blood cell production. She was allowed to keep the two silver medals she won earlier but was barred from participating in the 20-km team relay.
Note: Russia's Olga Danilova, who finished eighth in this race, also tested positive for darbepoetin and was ordered to leave the Games. She was allowed to keep the gold and silver medals she won earlier.
Best USA: 15th, Nina Kemppel (1:37:08.7).
4 x 5–km Mixed Relay
GER—Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Kuenzel, Evi Sachenbacher; NOR—Marit Bjoergen, Bente Skari, Hilde G. Pedersen, Anita Moen; SWI—Andrea Huber, Laurence Rochat, Brigitte Albrecht Loretan, Natascia Leonardi Cortesi.
USA entry: 13th; Wendy Wagner, Nina Kemppel, Barbara Jones, Aelin Peterson (53:23.4).