Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Chamonix 1924
Games Results Sport Event
Chamonix 1924
Cross Country Skiing 18 kilometres
Cross Country Skiing 50 kilometres
Nordic Combined Individual
#4 Ski Jumping Normal Hill, Individual


Thorleif HAUG

Cross Country Skiing
Birth date
29 Sep 1894 Lier, Norway

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Thorleif HAUG biography

Thorleif Haug was the winner of all three Nordic skiing events (18 km, 50 km and Nordic combination) at the 1st Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and the 29-year-old Norwegian was considered the star of the Games. Although his feat has been equaled on many occasions, no Nordic skier has yet succeeded in winning more than three gold medals at one Games. In 1924, he was also awarded the bronze-medal in the ski jump but 50 years later it was discovered that the scores had been incorrectly calculated and that Anders Haugen (USA) had finished third, with Haug in fourth place. Haug's daughter later presented her father's bronze medal to the rightful owner.