Cross-country skiing requires a hard physical preparation and an adequate diet, since it is a sport that demands exercise for a long time, the equipment used has characteristics that differentiate it from those used in other winter sports, the skis are thinner and longer, the poles are longer for better support when propelling, and the boots must be light and light and are attached to the ski.
At the upcoming Beijing Olympic Winter Games, a total of 36 medals will be disputed in cross country skiing, which will be awarded in 12 events, 6 of which are for men and 6 for women.
The events for the men will be:
* 15 km Classics, on February 11, 15:00-16:35.
* 15 km + 15 km Skiathlon, February 6, 15:00-16:35
* Sprint Free, qualification on February 8, 16:50-17:35,Quarters 18:55-19:25, Semi-final 19:35-19:47, Final 20:00-20:14
* Sprint Classic, team event, on February 16, Semi-finals 17:40-18:30, Final 19:30-20:00
* 4 x 10 km Relay, on February 13, 15:00-16:40
* 50 km, on February 19, 14:00-16:45
For women, the following races will be held:
* 10 km Classics, February 10, 15:00-16:30
* 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon, on February 5, 15:45-16:35
* Free Sprint, classification on February 8, 16:00-16:40,Quarters 18:30-18:55, Semi-final 19:25-19:35, Final 19:47-20:00
* Sprint Classic team trial, on February 16, Semi-finals 17:00-17:40, Final 19:00-19:20
* Relevé 4 x 5 km, February 12, 15:30-16:45
* 30 km, on February 20, 14:30-16:30
The venue where these competitions will be held is the so-called National Cross Country Ski Center, located in Zhangjiakou, the same place where snowboarding, and other disciplines such as biathlon, acrobatic skiing and ski jumping will take place.
In the cross country skiing at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, athletes such as the Norwegian Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo, record holder as the youngest skier to win the World Cup in cross country skiing, will be present.
Another star of the Games will be Switzerland’s Dario Cologna, who has won four gold medals in the 15 km freestyle.