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Heavy Medal Archive: Cross-country skiing

Bill Koch is Andy Newell's cross-country inspiration

There's no question who led Andy Newell toward a career in cross-country skier. Newell, the top sprinter on the U.S. roster, is from Vermont, just like Bill Koch, the only American ever to win an Olympic cross-country medal. "He's been...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 11, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Randall among Americans poised for break-through

The United States has won exactly one Olympic medal in cross country skiing -- Bill Koch's silver in the 30 km in 1976 -- but don't be surprised if next month in Vancouver Americans don't see some breakthroughs in sports...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 26, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Russian skier Sidko thrown off Olympic team

Cross-country skier Alena Sidko has been dropped from Russia's Olympic team after testing positive for the hormone EPO. Russian sporting authorities detected traces of the blood-boosting substance in a sample taken at a competition last month in Moscow. Sidko, 30,...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 26, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Doping , Vancouver 2010  
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American cross country team unveiled

Kikkan Randall, whose silver medal at the world championships last year made her the first American woman to medal in cross country skiing at the world championships or Olympics, headlines the eight-member U.S. cross country team. Randall and Kris Freeman...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 19, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Americans Study 2010 Course

Tbe U.S. cross-country ski team has been training in Whistler, British Columbia, to familiarize itself with the course before the 2010 Vancouver Games. "As far as training at the venue goes, it's a unique opportunity. We can roller ski on...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 10, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing  
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