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Team Sprint, Classical, Men

Date14 February 2006
StatusOlympic
LocationStadio del Trampolino, Pragelato Plan
Participants48 from 24 countries
FormatTwo-man teams, each skiing three alternate legs of approximately 1,500 metres.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 1,325 m
Height Differential: 26 m
Maximum Climb: 26 m
Total Climbing: 47 m

This event had débuted at the World Championships only in 2005, and was making its first Olympic appearance in Torino. The Olympic format consisted of teams of two skiers, skiing six legs of about 1,500 metres. In theory a skier could ski between three to six legs, but in reality, all teams alternated legs, with each sprinter skiing three legs. The event consists of a semi-final round advancing teams to a final of 10 teams. At Torino the event was skied classically, while in Oberstdorf, at the 2005 Worlds, it had been a freestyle event. The medalists in 2005 had been Norway, Germany, and the Czech Republic, in that order. The 2006 Olympic semi-final heats were won by Sweden and Norway. The final was close between those two teams and Russia, with Sweden winning narrowly over Norway when Björn Lind sprinted ahead in the final 100 metres, with Russia taking the bronze medal.

PosTeamNOC
1Thobias Fredriksson / Björn LindSWEGold
2Jens Arne Svartedal / Tor-Arne HetlandNORSilver
3Ivan Alypov / Vasily RochevRUSBronze
4Jens Filbrich / Andreas SchlütterGER
5Keijo Kurttila / Lauri PyykönenFIN
6Nikolay Chebotko / Yevgeny KoshevoyKAZ
7Maciej Kreczmer / Janusz KrężelokPOL
8Martin Bajčičák / Ivan BátorySVK
9Freddy Schwienbacher / Giorgio Di CentaITA
10Dušan Kožíšek / Martin KoukalCZE
11George Grey / Devon KershawCAN
12Katsuhito Ebisawa / Yuichi OndaJPN
13Chris Cook / Andy NewellUSA
14Priit Narusk / Anti SaarepuuEST
15Reto Burgermeister / Christoph EigenmannSUI
16Nejc Brodar / Jože MehleSLO
17Ivan Bilosiuk / Vitaliy MartsivUKR
18Park Byeong-Ju / Choi Im-HeonKOR
19Li Geliang / Tian YeCHN
20Damir Jurčević / Denis KlobučarCRO
21Zsolt Antal / Mihai GaliceanuROU
22Sabahattin Oğlago / Muhammet KızılarslanTUR
23Hovhannes Sargsyan / Edmond KhachatryanARM
ACJohannes Eder / Jürgen PinterAUTDQ1
DNSSiarhei Dalidovich / Aliaksandr LazutkinBLR

Semi-Finals (14 February 2006 — 10:40)

First 5 teams in each heat qualify for final.

Heat 1 (10:40)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
11SwedenSWE17:34.0Q
1-1Thobias Fredriksson2:23.93:03.73:02.1
1-2Björn Lind2:47.83:03.73:12.8
24Czech RepublicCZE17:34.9Q
4-1Dušan Kožíšek2:24.72:59.23:02.8
4-2Martin Koukal2:52.23:02.93:13.1
312SlovakiaSVK17:36.1Q
12-1Martin Bajčičák2:28.23:02.43:00.7
12-2Ivan Bátory2:54.32:56.03:14.5
43FinlandFIN17:39.2Q
3-1Keijo Kurttila2:24.63:02.83:02.6
3-2Lauri Pyykönen2:48.33:03.13:17.8
55KazakhstanKAZ17:42.6Q
5-1Nikolay Chebotko2:23.43:01.03:01.8
5-2Yevgeny Koshevoy2:51.43:03.83:21.2
67JapanJPN17:46.6
7-1Katsuhito Ebisawa2:25.43:00.53:01.0
7-2Yuichi Onda2:50.83:03.93:25.0
72EstoniaEST18:07.4
2-1Priit Narusk2:24.43:00.63:02.3
2-2Anti Saarepuu2:51.23:03.23:45.7
88SloveniaSLO18:34.4
8-1Nejc Brodar2:27.93:07.73:11.3
8-2Jože Mehle3:07.13:10.53:29.9
96UkraineUKR18:50.4
6-1Ivan Bilosiuk2:26.53:18.43:31.7
6-2Vitaliy Martsiv2:53.63:12.93:27.3
109People's Republic of ChinaCHN18:57.4
9-1Li Geliang2:25.63:06.63:14.1
9-2Tian Ye3:09.03:19.83:42.3
1111RomaniaROU19:04.3
11-1Zsolt Antal2:37.23:14.03:18.2
11-2Mihai Galiceanu3:01.83:16.03:37.1
1213TurkeyTUR19:46.5
13-1Sabahattin Oğlago2:36.13:22.53:26.2
13-2Muhammet Kızılarslan3:06.83:26.63:48.3
DNS10BelarusBLR
10-1Siarhei Dalidovich (DNS)
10-2Aliaksandr Lazutkin (DNS)

Heat 2 (11:00)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
114NorwayNOR17:22.1Q
14-1Jens Arne Svartedal2:23.52:53.52:57.7
14-2Tor-Arne Hetland2:54.43:01.33:11.7
215Russian FederationRUS17:22.2Q
15-1Ivan Alypov2:23.52:53.52:56.5
15-2Vasily Rochev2:54.53:02.43:11.8
320GermanyGER17:22.6Q
20-1Jens Filbrich2:25.42:53.32:56.4
20-2Andreas Schlütter2:53.03:01.83:12.7
421ItalyITA17:26.2Q
21-1Freddy Schwienbacher2:26.12:56.63:02.1
21-2Giorgio Di Centa2:53.02:58.73:09.7
516PolandPOL17:27.1Q
16-1Maciej Kreczmer2:24.42:58.73:01.4
16-2Janusz Krężelok2:54.42:57.33:10.9
618CanadaCAN17:31.2
18-1Devon Kershaw2:23.92:55.62:59.2
18-2George Grey2:55.53:01.63:15.4
717United StatesUSA17:54.9
17-1Chris Cook2:24.23:02.13:16.6
17-2Andy Newell2:54.12:55.63:22.3
819SwitzerlandSUI18:00.6
19-1Reto Burgermeister2:28.83:01.63:10.1
19-2Christoph Eigenmann2:51.53:02.03:26.6
922Republic of KoreaKOR19:40.0
22-1Choi Im-Heon2:38.23:25.93:31.3
22-2Park Byeong-Ju3:05.03:17.33:42.3
1024CroatiaCRO19:43.1
24-1Damir Jurčević2:33.53:31.33:37.1
24-2Denis Klobučar3:05.23:17.03:39.0
AC23AustriaAUT18:12.2DQ2
23-1Johannes Eder2:25.53:00.63:12.4
23-2Jürgen Pinter2:55.03:05.73:33.0
AC25ArmeniaARMDNF
25-1Hovhannes Sargsyan2:45.43:36.5
25-2Edmond Khachatryan3:28.63:41.1

Final Round (14 February 2006 — 11:42)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
11SwedenSWE17:02.9
1-1Thobias Fredriksson2:21.62:50.52:56.8
1-2Björn Lind2:58.72:51.83:03.5
214NorwayNOR17:03.5
14-1Jens Arne Svartedal2:21.32:48.92:53.9
14-2Tor-Arne Hetland2:58.72:53.33:07.4
315Russian FederationRUS17:05.2
15-1Ivan Alypov2:21.32:50.12:56.2
15-2Vasily Rochev2:58.82:51.63:07.2
420GermanyGER17:14.0
20-1Jens Filbrich2:21.92:52.12:57.4
20-2Andreas Schlütter2:59.02:52.63:11.0
53FinlandFIN17:21.5
3-1Keijo Kurttila2:22.32:53.33:03.6
3-2Lauri Pyykönen2:58.32:52.43:11.6
65KazakhstanKAZ17:25.1
5-1Nikolay Chebotko2:22.32:53.53:06.7
5-2Yevgeny Koshevoy2:58.72:51.13:12.8
716PolandPOL17:26.3
16-1Maciej Kreczmer2:23.62:57.53:06.5
16-2Janusz Krężelok2:57.42:55.93:05.4
812SlovakiaSVK17:30.9
12-1Martin Bajčičák2:24.82:58.63:04.3
12-2Ivan Bátory2:57.52:55.33:10.4
921ItalyITA17:31.3
21-1Freddy Schwienbacher2:24.02:58.53:04.4
21-2Giorgio Di Centa2:56.32:56.43:11.7
104Czech RepublicCZE17:49.6
4-1Dušan Kožíšek2:21.92:59.23:12.6
4-2Martin Koukal2:59.12:53.93:22.9