2002 Women's Olympic Cross Country Skiing Medalists

1.5?km Sprint

1Julija Tchepalova, RUS3:10.6
2Evi Sachenbacher, GER3:12.2
3Anita Moen, NOR3:12.7
Best USA: No American skier qualified for the elimination heats.

10?km Classical

1Bente Skari, NOR28:05.6
2Olga Danilova, RUS28:08.1
3Julija Tchepalova, RUS28:09.9
Best USA: 38th, Wendy Wagner (30:50.7); 40th, Nina Kemppel (30:51.9).

Combined Pursuit

1Olga Danilova, RUS24:52.1
2Larissa Lazutina, RUS24:59.0
3Beckie Scott, CAN25:09.9
Best USA: 32nd, Nina Kemppel (26:27.8).

15?km Freestyle

1Stefania Belmondo, ITA39:54.4
2Larissa Lazutina, RUS39:56.2
3Katerina Neumannova, CZR40:01.3
Best USA: 30th, Nina Kemppel (42:53.1).

30?km Classical

1Gabriella Paruzzi, ITA*1:30:57.1
2Stefania Belmondo, ITA1:31:01.6
3Bente Skari, NOR1:31:36.3
*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).

MenCross Country Skiing

2002 Cross Country Skiing Medalists