Cross-country skiing

competitive winter sport

Cross-country skiing (sometimes shortened to XC skiing) is a form of skiing where the participants ski across the terrain, rather than down a hill as in alpine skiing. It has been an event during the Olympic Winter Games since the 1924 start.

Cross-country ski competition
Highest governing bodyFIS
NicknamesCross-country, XC skiing
Mixed sexSeparate events for men and women
TypeOutdoor winter sport
EquipmentSkis, poles, boots, bindings
Olympic1924 (men), 1952 (women)
Cross-country skiers in western Norway.

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