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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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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality, Feb. 11

Here’s what I hate about the Olympics … Or maybe it’s just what I hate about American sports culture, where all of these athletes are invisible in the years between each quadrennial glitzfest … An athlete can strive for years ...

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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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2014 medal projections: Cross-country skiing

Updated Jan. 14 Welcome to one of two busiest sports in the Winter Olympics. Only speedskating can keep pace with the 12 medal events in cross-country skiing, though they’re trying to bulk up the extreme sports of snowboarding and freestyle &he...

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World Cup spring, USA vs. Maze: “I want that globe”

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has the overall World Cup Alpine title in hand, more than doubling her closest pursuer (2,254 points to 1,065 for Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The only suspense remaining in the women’s standings: Can Maze comp...

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Monday Myriad, Feb. 25: Nordic gold! Nordic gold!

Headlines from myriad sports this week: – Sarah Hendrickson won the world championship in women’s ski jumping. – Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins won the world championship in cross-country skiing’s team sprint, the fir...

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