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Olympic Cross Country Skiing - 10 things to know for Sochi

December 2, 2013 08:00 am

10 things you need to know about Cross Country Skiing at the Soci 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Venue: Laura Cross-country Ski and Biathlon Center

Gold medals on offer: 12

Dates: Saturday February 8 – Sunday February 23

Waxing: Comes in two types, either for gliding or for gripping

Quick Change: In the pursuit, where skiers move from classic technique and equipment to freestyle

Mass Start: The event where skiers begin all at the same time 

Bjorn Daehlie - Olympic Winter Games

No athlete has won more medals at an Olympic Winter Games than the Norwegian cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie. Between Albertville 1992 and Nagano 1998, Daehlie won eight golds and 12 medals in all to sit top of the all-time list.

On eight of the cross-country skiing days, biathlon competitions also will be taking place. The cross-country skiing and biathlon courses have their own start and finish areas, and the seating area has enough room for 9,600 spectators. 

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