INSIDE THE FENCE | All good things come to an end | FIS Cross Country
Many athletes announced their retirement this season and for our final Inside the Fence episode of the 2017-18 season we sat down the 4 of them in Falun, Sweden one day before their World Cup careers came to a close. Each in their own way have left their mark on our sport, Emil Joensson and Anna Haag of Sweden, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen from Finland and the USA's Kikkan Randall. Thank you for the memories! 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 Cross-Country 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