Greatest Cross Country Skiers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Bjørn Dæhlie

He got caught using drugs most of his career and admits to doing it. Should not be #1!

Won trhough drugs. Even admitted it after his career.

Olympics: 8 gold medals, 4 sliver medals
World Championship: 9 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 bronze medals - torsja29

2 Dario Cologna

Great athlete and authentic, humble person, the first Swiss superstar in cross country.

Class act all the way and great champion. 5 Olympic Golds! - fartingbum

Sweetheart! Great competitor too.

I love him, he is amazing! And so handsome too.

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3 Petter Northug
4 Marit Bjørgen

She is good and all but does she win nearly as much without being allowed to take her prohibited substances "asthma medication" *snickers* - morrislawes

Hate her, way overrated.

I don't like drug cheats!

He is a man competing in womens races. - tuckerplace

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5 Thomas Alsgaard

Was always in shadow of Daehlie due to Daehlie's drug use and asthma problems. Which was a shame.

6 Yelena Välbe

Amazing champion. So much talent and great work ethic.

Not only a great skiier but a really great lady. Love and miss her so much!

Best female skiier ever. didn't need drugs like Marit Man-organ or many of her teammates. - quackerpacker

7 Larisa Lazutina

Shameful doper! Glad she got busted at Salt Lake City to end her phony career.

Used drugs at the end of her career, but at least she didn't do it her whole career like Marit Man-organ. - quackerpacker

Another bigtime doper like Blormgen, Dallie, Myllala, and Yegorova.

8 Gunde Svan
9 Johan Grøttumsbråten
10 Thorleif Haug

The Newcomers

? Juha Mieto

The Contenders

11 Veikko Hakulinen
12 Vladimir Smirnov

His performances at the 93 and 95 worlds, and 94 olympics were amazing. The best skiier in the world those 3 years.

13 Stefania Belmondo
14 Thomas Wassberg
15 Johan Olsson
16 Mika Myllylä
17 Charlotte Kalla

Imagine how many more golds and medals she would have without doper Marit.

Should be way higher. Amazing athlete.

The future of the sport!

Should be way higher. Lower than her far inferior teammate Anna Haag!?!?

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18 Hallgeir Brenden
19 Sixten Jernberg
20 Ole Ellefsæter
21 Harald Grønningen
22 Gjermund Eggen
23 Ole Stenen
24 Lauritz Bergendahl
25 Nils "Mora-Nisse" Karlsson
26 Anna Haag
27 Nikolay Zimyatov
28 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
29 Nikita Kriukov

Shame corrupt IOC kept him out of the Games when he has never once had a doping trangression of any kind. he should sue. Has had a great career and a class act. And nobody can beat him in a true final sprint, not even Northug. - feisty37

30 Lyubov Yegorova
31 Beckie Scott

A pioner for Canada! And won even against dopers and cheaters like Bjoergen, Lazutina, Danilova, Neumanova.

32 Bente Skari

Better than Marit. Her retirement is what allowed Marti to shine (along with drugs). By contrast the great Bente never believed in drug supplements to help her skiing, and won purely clean and strong women against big dopers from Russia and her own team and Finland. Such a great athlete.

33 Olga Danilova
34 Johann Mühlegg
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1. Bjørn Dæhlie
2. Marit Bjørgen
3. Petter Northug
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1. Charlotte Kalla
2. Stefania Belmondo
3. Dario Cologna
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2. Bjørn Dæhlie
3. Petter Northug
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