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Cross Country Skiing at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Date Started: January 30, 1964
Date Finished: January 30, 1964
Events: 7

Participants: 151 (113 men and 38 women) from 24 countries
Youngest Participant: PRK Ri Han-Soon (18 years, 46 days)
Oldest Participant: NOR Ingrid Wigernæs (35 years, 349 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (8 medals)


Men continued to ski the basic four events – 15 km, 30 km, 50 km, and relay, but the women added a second individual event, the 5 km, to their 10 km and relay events. The 5 km had been introduced for women at the 1962 World Championships. The 1964 cross-country events were held in and around Seefeld, a small village 17 km northwest of Innsbruck, which has become an important European center for cross-country skiing. The start and finish of the events were in the Langlaufzentrum, a stadium built for the 1964 Winter Olympics. Soviet women won six of a possible seven medals, sweeping the 10 km. [Klavdiya Boyarskikh] became the first woman to win three cross-country gold medals at one Winter Olympics, winning both individual races, and skiing on the winning Soviet relay team.