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Throwback to Sochi 2014: Dario Cologna wins two gold medals during the Cross Country Skiing Men’s Skiathlon 15km Classic + 15km Free and the Men’s 15km Classic.

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Congrats to our Dario Cologna for the silver medal in Skiathlon at the World Championship in Falun!

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The cross country ski events aren’t the most interesting to watch but I like listening to the commentary because I learn a little bit about the competitors and the sport and that’s cool because when the hell else to I ever get to learn anything about cross country skiing!!

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Winner, Norway’s Marit Bjoergen (far left), and Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla, Norway’s Therese Johaug, Norway’s Heidi Weng and Finland’s Aino-Kaisa Saarinen collapse at the finish line. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images (via Sochi 2014: day one of the Winter Olympics – in pictures | Sport | theguardian.com)

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Nordic Skiing | Skiathlon | Cross Country Skiing

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I’m catching up on the Olympics tonight with Cross Country and I just watched the Men’s Skiathlon and DAMN SON Krueger fell in the first 10 seconds and BLOWS AWAY the field in the end. And Norway swept! HEIA NORGE!!

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2018/02/10 Cross-Country Skiing Ladies’ 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon 🎿 GOLD: Charlotte Kalla from Sweden #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics Congratulations! 축하합니다! Grattis!

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I can finally watch today’s race. Yay

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Women’s skiathlon gets under way. (Right to left) Marit Bjoergen, Therese Johaug and Heidi Weng of Norway, Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland and Kerttu Niskanen of Finland lead the competitors out at the mass start for the 7.5km classic and 7.5km free. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images (via Sochi 2014: day one of the Winter Olympics – in pictures | Sport | theguardian.com)

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Chad Salmela calling the final meters of the Men’s Skiathlon at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. If you’ve never watched Skiathlon (and really, why would you) it’s a long event (takes about 70 minutes) and there’s not really any drama. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. So, after watching for about 45 minutes, I really felt like the investment of my time was worth the last 45 seconds because Salm...

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