Cross-Country Skiing - Extreme Endurance
If you're looking for endurance instead of excitement, stamina instead of speed, then you need to buy Cross-country Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets right here at StubHub. As with many winter sports, cross-country skiing originated in Scandinavia and is the oldest form of skiing. It emerged not as a sport, but as a basic need to travel across the snow-covered terrain of the cold, northern countries. Cross-country skiing developed as a sport at the end of the 19th century and is now an integral part of the Games in winter with numerous events taking place such as the 5km relay, 30km and 15km. Get your cross-country ski tickets today!
Cross-country Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang Records
As you would expect, the Scandinavian countries dominate this event. Norway is the most successful country with a total of 107 medals (40 of which are gold), a fair way behind is Sweden with 74 medals (29 golds). The Cross-country skiing events have been contested at the Games ever since the first ones in 1924, in 1952 Women's events were added for the games in Oslo. This sport is all about endurance. In cross-country skiing, competitors use their ski poles to propel themselves along long, flat distances. This sport is hugely popular in Northern Europe and Canada.
Cross-country Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang Technique
There are two techniques that can be used in cross-country skiing - Classic and Freestyle. The classic technique is when both the heel and toes are clipped into the skis. This means that, to generate speed and momentum, skiers have to move the skis back and forth in a parallel motion.
The freestyle technique is significantly faster as only the toes are clipped into the skis. The skis are also shorter and the skiers move their feet side-to-side, instead of in a parallel motion. In this way, this version resembles speed-skating and the speeds reached can be very fast.
Whichever event you choose, you're in for a treat. Cheer on your favourite athletes and get your Cross-country Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets now.