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List of the best cross-country skiing Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous cross-country skiing event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic cross-country skiing Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest cross-country skiing Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best cross-country skiing athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List ranges from Marit Bjørgen to Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic cross-country skiing athletes?" and "Who is the best cross-country skiing competitor of all time?"

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Petter Northug is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Marit Bjørgen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Martin Johnsrud Sundby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Mathias Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Marcus Hellner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Vibeke Skofterud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Marthe Kristoffersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Mattias Strandvall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Tord Asle Gjerdalen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Kikkan Randall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Anna Dahlberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Anna Dahlberg age 40

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Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Aino-Kaisa Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Thobias Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Aleksei Novoselski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Riikka Sarasoja-Lilja is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Matti Heikkinen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Ville Nousiainen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Juha Lallukka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Juha Lallukka age 37

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Teemu Kattilakoski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Morgan Smyth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Morgan Smyth age 31

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Katherine Calder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Virpi Sarasvuo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Vesna Fabjan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Vesna Fabjan age 32

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Jaak Mae is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Jaak Mae age 45

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Johan Kjølstad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Katarína Garajová is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Alexandra Camenscic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Callum Watson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Callum Watson age 27

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Riitta-Liisa Roponen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Lasse Paakkonen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Krista Lahteenmaki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Kalle Lassila is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Kalle Lassila age 32

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Alyona Sidko is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Alyona Sidko age 37

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Modestas Vaiciulis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Giorgio Di Centa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Irina Terentjeva is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Jens Arne Svartedal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Alena Procházková is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Øystein Pettersen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Stefanie Böhler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Reto Burgermeister is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Katerina Smutna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Tor Arne Hetland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Seraina Mischol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Jesse Vaeaenaenen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing

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Ronny Hafsås is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Ronny Hafsås age 31

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Tero Similae is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing
Tero Similae age 37

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Paul Constantin Pepene is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cross-country Skiing