Speed skater Thomas Hong returns home

When U.S. athletes travel to PyeongChang for the Winter Olympics, they will be traveling very far from their family and friends. But maybe n…

How skiers train in the summer

The U.S. Ski Team has to practice before the upcoming Olympics. But it’s Summer. So how do the athletes train without snow?

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…