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A story of Gold

Most of you people come from countries of success. If you’re from the USA then is not about winning a gold medal but how much we got last Olympics. 692 more words

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Spanish Swimmer Gives Up Chance To Win Race To Honor Barcelona Victims

Fernando Alvarez didn’t start his 200-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest this weekend until well after the rest of the competitors began, and it was a powerful sight to behold. 89 more words

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Lindsey Vonn ready to take legal action after photo leak

Lindsey Vonn is prepared to take legal action against those who hacked and published her private photos.

“It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” a spokesperson for Vonn said in a statement Monday night. 85 more words

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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, 44 minutes and 32 seconds. 2,543 more words

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Cross-Country 101: Rules and event breakdown

Cross-country events are broken down into six competition formats: Individual, Sprint, Team Sprint, Skiathlon, Relay and Mass Start. Each competition includes a men’s and women’s event, with the women racing on a slightly shorter course. 1,175 more words

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Cross-Country 101: Qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

The International Ski Federation (FIS) allocates places for athletes to compete at the Olympic Winter Games based on point totals athletes accrue by competing in FIS events. 661 more words

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Cross-Country 101: Equipment

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Cross-country skiers race on skis just two inches wide. Much thinner than their alpine counterparts where downhill, Super-G, giant slalom and slalom skis are much wider. 621 more words

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