Team USA's Jessie Diggins poses with cross-country skis

Q&A with Jessica Diggins

Where did you grow up? St. Paul, Minnesota What is your earliest memory of cross-country skiing? My earliest memory is of singing songs in m…

US biathlete Susan Dunklee poses with her rifle and skis in studio in front of U.S. flag

Who is… Susan Dunklee?

Leading Team USA’s biathlon women, Susan Dunklee makes her second appearance at an Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, having experienced h…

Olympics: Nordic Combined-Individual Gundersen 10 km Competition

Who is Akito Watabe?

Akito Watabe is a Nordic combined athlete from Japan who has competed at three Olympic Games, winning a silver medal on the normal hill in 2…

Team USA's Kikkan Randall poses in snowy scene with cross-country skis

Q&A with Kikkan Randall

Where did you grow up?  Anchorage, AK What is your earliest memory of cross-country skiing? I remember always wanting to play tag games and …

Cross-country racers cross a man-made bridge donning Olympic rings during the 2006 Torino Olympic Games

Cross-Country 101: Olympic history

1924 Chamonix Thorleif Haug led a Norwegian sweep of the top four spots in the 50km race, crossing the finish line with a time of 3 hours, 4…

Close up of cross-country skis being carried by athletes at Sochi Olympics

Cross-Country 101: Equipment

Skis Cross-country skiers race on skis just two inches wide. Much thinner than their alpine counterparts where downhill, Super-G, giant slal…

Giant Olympic Rings on cross-country race course in Sochi with skiers racing

Cross-Country 101: Vocabulary from X-C

Classical technique Kick-and-glide cross-country skiing technique distinguished by diagonal stride, keeping the skis parallel to one another…