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Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's Team Sprint

Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Winter Games: Next Winter Games

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Ski Jumping Stadium, Pragelato Plan
Date Started: February 14, 2006
Date Finished: February 14, 2006
Format: Two-man teams, each skiing three alternate legs of approximately 1,500 metres.

Gold: SWE Sweden
Silver: NOR Norway
Bronze: RUS Russia

Summary

This event had débuted at the World Championships only in 2005, and was making its first Olympic appearance in Torino. The Olympic format consisted of teams of two skiers, skiing six legs of about 1,500 metres. In theory a skier could ski between three to six legs, but in reality, all teams alternated legs, with each sprinter skiing three legs. The event consists of a semi-final round advancing teams to a final of 10 teams. At Torino the event was skied classically, while in Oberstdorf, at the 2005 Worlds, it had been a freestyle event. The medalists in 2005 had been Norway, Germany, and the Czech Republic, in that order. The 2006 Olympic semi-final heats were won by Sweden and Norway. The final was close between those two teams and Russia, with Sweden winning narrowly over Norway when Björn Lind sprinted ahead in the final 100 metres, with Russia taking the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Norway NOR Silver
3 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Germany GER
5 Finland FIN
6 Kazakhstan KAZ
7 Poland POL
8 Slovakia SVK
9 Italy ITA
10 Czech Republic CZE
11 Canada CAN
12 Japan JPN
13 United States USA
14 Estonia EST
15 Switzerland SUI
16 Slovenia SLO
17 Ukraine UKR
18 China CHN
19 South Korea KOR
20 Romania ROU
21 Croatia CRO
22 Turkey TUR
23 Armenia ARM
AC Austria AUT DQ