• Tag: PyeongChang

    From Koch to Kikkan: Gold Medal sprint team takes on torch from legend

    In Jessie Diggins’s bedroom in Afton, Minnesota, there’s a poster of Bill Koch. In it the 1976 Olympic silver medalist in the 30km is sand skiing against a backdrop of white Hawaiian surf crashing at his feet. Koch was famous enough then, and cross country skiing was big enough in […]

    Cross Country Skier’s Top Seven Olympic Oddities and Observations

    The men’s Nordic combined or the mixed biathlon relay that I watched last night could have been contested anywhere in the world that has a jump, a range and a track. But Cross Country Skier photo editor Cody Downard and me came here, to PyeongChang, South Korea, to watch them […]

    Matt Whitcomb: good, clean, sport—Outspoken critic of doping, American coach helps fallen Russian in men’s classic sprint

    American women’s cross country head coach Matt Whitcomb is anything but understated in his opposition to the casual penalties handed down to Russian athletes, suspended from the PyeongChang Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the Sochi Games. You could say he’s got a “you’re either with us or […]

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    Susan Dunklee: A Green Team Racer Chasing Gold

    As part of an upcoming print feature, Cross Country Skier magazine caught up with several members of Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project, including U.S. biathlete Susan Dunklee. Read, in her own words, about her path from collegiate skiing to Olympic biathlon. I started biathlon after graduating college in 2008. I was offered […]