Stories of Selflessness: The First U.S. Gold Medal in Cross-Country Skiing
With sports on hold and so many of us hunkered down to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Olympic research team thought now would be a good time to take a look at some moments of selflessness in Olympic sports.
You may remember the iconic “Here comes Diggins!” call from PyeongChang that announced the U.S. team’s first ever Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing. Today we are releasing episode #5 of ‘Pod to Podium,’ which looks at a behind-the-scenes moment of selflessness that helped contribute to that gold medal. The episode features interviews with Kikkan Randall and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, who competed against each other for the final spot in that team sprint event. (Runtime: 18:57)
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