Olavi E. HIRVONEN

United States of America USA

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Squaw Valley 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1930
Olympic Results

Biography

Olavi E. HIRVONEN

Olavi Hirvonen was born to Finnish parents in Montréal, but he grew up skiing for a few years in Finland and served in the Finnish Army. In 1949 the family settled in the United States, where he continued to cross-country ski competitively, and served in the US Military during the Korean War. At the time of the 1960 Winter Olympics Hirvonen worked in a ski lodge in Vermont. He later started the Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville, New York, which he and his wife ran for many years. The center has many Finnish touches and Hirvonen was long considered an unofficial ambassador for Finland in that area of New York.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#48
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#26
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing

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