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Cross Country Skiing at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games

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Host City: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Date Started: February 10, 1936
Date Finished: February 10, 1936
Events: 3

Participants: 109 (109 men and 0 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: TUR Reşat Erceş (17 years, 250 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Nils Backstrom (34 years, 247 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NOR Oddbjørn Hagen and SWE Erik Larsson (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): SWE Sweden (5 medals)


The program was enlarged slightly, adding a 4 x 10 km relay to the men’s 18 and 50 km events. The relay had been a part of the World Championships since 1933. There were 109 competitors representing 22 nations in the events. Six nations competed in cross-country skiing for the first time at the Winter Olympics – Bulgaria, Estonia, Great Britain, Greece, Romania, and Spain.