Before the first gold medal of the Winter Olympics, a set of numbers tells you about cross-country skiing

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The first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics will be awarded in the women’s cross-country skiing double chase (7.5km traditional technique + 7.5km free technique) at the National Cross-country Ski Center on Friday.Here, we use a set of numbers to understand the ancient sport known as the “snow marathon.”1952 — The 1952 Winter Olympics introduced the first women’s cross-country skiing event (women’s 10 km).257 – In Olympic history, there have been 257 cross-country skiers (215 men and 42 women) who have crossed over to compete in other Winter and summer sports.121 — Norway dominates cross-country skiing, winning a total of 121 MEDALS, well ahead of joint runner-up Finland and Sweden (80).Marit Bjoergen of Norway celebrates after winning the women’s 30km mass start (traditional technique) cross-country skiing event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Feb 25, 2018.With two gold, one silver and two bronze MEDALS at the PyeongChang Games, Bjoergen became the third “Eight-gold King” in Winter Olympic history and became the most decorated athlete in Winter Olympic history with 15 MEDALS, eight gold, four silver and three bronze.Xinhua News Agency reporter, Li Gang 110 — Cross-country skiing is a traditional winter Olympics event, many participants.In the men’s 10km (traditional technique) race at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Moroccan Faysal Cherradi finished 110th in last place, more than 43 minutes behind champion Vegard Urwan.49 — At the 2006 Turin Games, Costa Rican Arturo Kinzi, 49, became the oldest cross-country skier to compete at the Olympics after finishing 95th in the men’s 15 km (traditional technique).47 — Norway has 47 gold MEDALS in cross-country skiing, ahead of Sweden’s 31.37 — Norway’s Marit Bjorgen became the oldest winter Olympic cross-country ski winner at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games when she won gold in the women’s 30km mass start at the age of 37.29 — February 15, 2002, Katerina Neumanova of the Czech Republic wins a silver medal on her 29th birthday at the Salt Lake City Games, becoming the only cross-country skier in history to finish on the podium on her birthday.23 — Norway has won MEDALS in cross-country skiing at 23 consecutive Winter Olympics, and its dominance is solid.21 — In 1998, 21-year-old Julia Chepalova of Russia became the youngest Olympic cross-country skiing champion when she won gold.17 — A total of 17 Olympic teams have won gold MEDALS in cross-country skiing.Norway’s Thomas Alsgol (l) and Bjorn Dehellier win the gold medal and the silver medal respectively in the men’s free pursuit of cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympic Winter Games held at Kamijo Cross-country Ski resort in Hakuba Village, Nagano, Japan, February 14, 1998.Xinhua (Kyodo Photo) 8 — Norwegians Bjorn Dehli and Marit Bjoergen have tied compatriot Ole Einer Bjoerdalen for the most gold MEDALS in Winter Olympics history with eight each in cross-country skiing.7 — Siaray Dalidovic of Belarus has competed in seven Winter Olympics, setting a cross-country skiing record, followed by six skiers who have competed in six Winter Olympics.4 — Four athletes have won MEDALS in five different Winter Games, Finn Harry Kilvesniemi being the only man.