Cross Country World Cup resumes in Norway | FIS Cross Country
Top skiers will move from Finland to Drammen for the popular and fascinating city sprint scheduled on Wednesday, Mar. 8. Lahti 2017 gold medalists Pellegrino and Falla leads the discipline rankings while Sundby and Weng are close to the overall title ahead of the traditional races in Oslo's Holmenkollen. The schedule features a Ladies' 30 K and Men's 50 K Mass Start that will draw thousand of spectators along the track. Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping visit: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.
See also: Cross-Country