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Cross Country Skiing at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Date Started: February 10, 1932
Date Finished: February 10, 1932
Events: 2

Participants: 58 (58 men and 0 women) from 11 countries
Youngest Participant: POL Stanisław Marusarz (18 years, 237 days)
Oldest Participant: FIN Tauno Lappalainen (33 years, 339 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Veli Saarinen (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FIN Finland (3 medals)


Once again there were only two cross-country ski events, the men’s 18 km and 50 km races. Ski conditions in Lake Placid in 1932 were difficult as the area had a very dry winter. It was the era before snow-making so for the men’s 50 km, the course was shortened and skied twice to enable the skiers to finish the distance. However, on the day of the race, a snowstorm fell, causing the start to be delayed for three hours.