2002 Men's Olympic Cross Country Skiing Medalists

1.5–km Sprint

1Tor Arne Hetland, NOR2:56.9
2Peter Schlickenrieder, GER2:57.0
3Cristian Zorzi, ITA2:57.2
Best USA: No American skier qualified for the elimination heats.

15–km Classical

1Andrus Veerpalu, EST37:07.4
2Frode Estil, NOR37:43.4
3Jaak Mae, EST37:50.8
Best USA: 12th, John Bauer (38:55.7); 16th, Patrick Weaver (39:24.4).

Combined Pursuit

1Johann Muehlegg, SPA49:20.4
2Frode Estil, NOR49:48.9
2Thomas Alsgaard, NOR49:48.9
Best USA: 15th, Kris Freeman (50:32.0).

30–km Freestyle

1Johann Muehlegg, SPA1:09:28.9
2Christian Hoffmann, AUT1:11:31.0
3Mikhail Botvinov, AUT1:11:32.3
Best USA: 22nd, Andrew Johnson (1:14:26.9).

50–km Classical

1Mikhail Ivanov, RUS*2:06:20.8
2Andrus Veerpalu, EST2:06:44.5
3Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset, NOR2:08.41.5
*Ivanov finished second to Spain's Johann Muehlegg, who was stripped of his gold medal after test results revealed he failed a pre-race drug test. Muehlegg tested positive for darbepoetin, a drug that can enhance performance in endurance sports by increasing oxygen capacity through greater red blood cell production. He was ordered to leave the Games but allowed to keep the two gold medals he won earlier.
Best USA: 34th, John Bauer (2:19:35.7).

4 x 10–km Mixed Relay

NOR—Anders Aukland, Frode Estil, Kristen Skjeldal, Thomas Alsgaard; ITA—Fabio Maj, Giorgio di Centa, Pietro Piller Cottrer, Cristian Zorzi; GER—Jens Filbrich, Andreas Schluetter, Tobias Angerer, Rene Sommerfeldt.
USA entry: 5th; John Bauer, Kris Freeman, Justin Wadsworth, Carl Swenson (1:34:05.5).


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