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02-10-2014, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Starbuds View Post
12 sets of medals for Cross-Country, 11 sets for Biathlon (Cross-Country with some rifle shooting), 3 sets for Nordic Combined (Cross country and ski jumping). That's 26 events of the Olympics' total of 98, or a little over a quarter.

Anyone else cross-country is over represented as a sport? To add to that, I find Biathlon gimmicky, at least when you consider how many medals it offers (The rifle shooting aspect). And yes, I am aware of its history.
Yep. Cross country is like the track and field of the Winter Olympics. Medals and events by the dozens.

Like I've said before the one men's downhill race means more, is more memorable, higher profile etc, then all the cross country put together.

But downhill doesn't have 25 different lengths of hill events, doesn't have stops to shoot turkeys, cook meatballs, etc.

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