When Olympic athletes aren’t busy training or competing, they like watching the other sports as much as the rest of us do. Cross Country Skier asked some of the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team members which ones they like to watch the most.
2022 Winter Olympics
Novie McCabe Skis to 24th place in Women’s 10km Classic in Impressive Olympics Cross Country Debut: Diggins finishes 8th
Out of a crowded field of 98 skiers, Novie McCabe, who started fifth, skied to 24th place, finishing in 30:34.9, which was two minutes and 28.6 seconds off the pace of gold medalist Therese Johaug. Finns Kerttu Niskanen and Krista Parmakoski took silver and bronze, respectively.
The conversation around women’s sports has undeniably undergone a sea change, with the focus primarily on accomplishment rather than appearance (the issue of participation on the other hand … why, again, is there no Olympics Nordic combined for women?) But sometimes a reference to body type hits a nerve, as was the case in a recent New York Times article about Jessie Diggins’s bronze medal in the women’s individual sprint.
Within the Winter Olympics’ first three days, American biathletes turned in a pair of head-turning performances at China’s Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre. And seven seems to be their lucky number.