Cross-Country Skiing

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff



There are two techniques in cross-country: classical (diagonal stride) and freestyle (skating style). The Freestyle Pursuit consists of a classical race (10 km for men, 5 km for women) followed the next day by a freestyle race (15 km for men, 10 km for women). The starting order in the Freestyle Pursuit is determined by the finish of the classical leg. Relays consist of two classical and two freestyle legs.

Medal breakdown (10 events): Nine medals— Norway (4-3-2); Eight— Russia (5-2-1); Four— Italy (0-2-2); Three— Finland (1-0-2); Two— Austria (0-1-1) and Czech Republic (0-1-1); One— Sweden (0-1-0) and Kazakhstan (0-0-1).

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