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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, women’s 30k

We saw two races today — a three-way race between three Norwegians, then a race among everyone else. Norway had some frustration in these Olympics, but not today. Marit Bjoergen won her third gold medal of these Games. She’s tied …...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, women’s team sprint

Norway slayed some demons in the Olympic venue, destroying the field to win the team sprint. Date: 19-Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Women’s team sprint (classical) Medalists: Norway, Finland, Sweden SportsMyriad projections: Sweden, Fi...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s relay

The now-familiar story: Great success for Sweden, horrible disappointment for Norway’s superstars. Russia got a crowd-pleasing silver, and France got a bronze no one expected. Date: 16-Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Men’s 4x10k...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, women’s relay

Sweden won a thrilling three-team finish, while the perplexing Olympics continued for Norway and the USA. Date: 15-Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Women’s 4x5k relay (two classic legs, two freestyle legs) Medalists: Sweden, Finland, Germ...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s 15k

It’s Dario Cologna’s week. The Swiss skier picked up his second gold medal on another warm, slushy day in which the best-finishing Norwegian, Chris Andre Jespersen, wore tight shorts. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Men...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country, women’s 10k classical

You don’t usually see an Olympic cross-country race in short sleeves and tank tops, but that’s what we had here. And in the end, it was a Polish great with a broken foot — Justyna Kowalczyk — surviving the heat … Contin...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, women’s sprints

The top hope for the U.S. to medal was knocked out before she ever got started. Kikkan Randall did not qualify for the semifinal round of the sprint competition after finishing fourth in her quarterfinal heat. Date: 11-Feb-2014 Sport: Cross-country &...

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Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s sprint

Think short-track has crazy crashes? Take a look at the final of an eventful men’s sprint, in which several favorites fell short in elimination rounds, a couple more were wiped out in a NASCAR-style crash, and another literally fell across &hel...

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