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Thorleif Haug of Norway.

The first competition in Olympic cross country skiing was the 50 kilometer race at the 1924 Winter Games in Chamonix. Norwegian skiers won all three medals as Haug won gold, Thoralf Strømstad won silver, and Johan Grøttumsbraaten won bronze.

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The modern Olympics began in 1896. James Connolly was the first medal recipient in the modern games. He won at the event called the Hop, Skip, Jump.?æ

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