Sochi 2014

Olympic champion cross-country skier retires

CANMORE, Alberta (AP) Olympic champion cross-country skier Chandra Crawford has retired.

The 30-year-old Canadian has been slowed by injuries in recent years and needed surgery on both legs a year after the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. She was eliminated in the first round of the sprints at the Sochi Olympics last month.

Crawford is a three-time Olympian who won the sprint at the 2006 Games. She also won seven World Cup medals, two of them gold.

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  • crosscountry

    Cross Country Skiing

    Several new and exciting events have been added to the program since cross-country skiing debuted at the first Winter Olympics in 1924. More than 310 cross-country skiers are scheduled to compete over eight days at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center, going toe-to-toe in the individual start, mass start, individual sprint, team sprint, relay and pursuit races. While this sport has traditionally been dominated by Nordic countries, many athletes - such as the United States' Kikkan Randall - are hoping to break through. Using skis and poles, cross-country skiing is considered one of the more difficult endurance sports on the docket.

Cross Country Skiing 

CountryTotal
 Norway52411
 Sweden25411
 Russian Federation1315
 Finland1203
 Switzerland2002
 Poland1001
 France0011
 Germany0011
 Slovenia0011

Headlines

- Friday, October 31, 2014 -

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Featured Athlete

Kikkan Randall
USA Kikkan Randall United States of America

  • Sport: Cross-Country
  • Height / Weight: 1.65m / 59.9 kg 5'5" / 132 lbs
  • Birthdate: 12/31/1982
  • Hometown: Anchorage, AK, USA