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Cross Country Skiing

What is Cross Country Skiing?

Cross Country Skiing (XC Skiing) is a Nordic ski touring Olympic sport where participants tread through heavy snow areas with specialized skis and poles designed to make athletes propel themselves faster. If you're interested in more information on the sport, check out the Olympic webpage at http://www.olympic.org/cross-country-skiing

Fun Fact

Originating in Fennoscandian countries, groups of people would use skis and poles to normally hunt animals, like deer and moose for food. Nowadays, 3 different style variations are practiced worldwide: skating. telemarketing, and skijoring, which has recently obtained more popularity
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Quote from Jessie Diggins

"One of the best parts of life as an elite athlete is traveling around the world collecting sweet photos, stories, and making friends. And then sharing the experience with others!"
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