Cross-country ski events at PyeongChang, South Korea, begin Saturday, February 10th with the women’s 15k skiathlon. The rest of the schedule listed here and all cross-country ski events are described here.
Alex Harvey, who also made recent history as the first Canadian cross-country skier to win the Tour de Ski in Italy, is widely seen as a serious contender for the podium Pyeongchang. If he does, he will make history as the first Canadian male to medal at the Olympics in cross-country skiing.
A Québécois, Alex Harvey will compete in all six of men’s cross-country ski events:
- four individual distances (sprint, 15-kilometre, 30-km and 50-km)
- two team events (sprint and relay)
The full roster of Canadian cross-country skiers heading to Pyeongchang:
Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse)
Cendrine Browne (Saint-Jérôme, Que.)
Jesse Cockney (Yellowknife)
Anne-Marie Comeau (Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.)
Alex Harvey (Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.)
Knute Johnsgaard (Whitehorse)
Russell Kennedy (Canmore, Alta.)
Devon Kershaw (Sudbury, Ont.)
Graeme Killick (Fort McMurray, Alta.)
Emily Nishikawa (Whitehorse)
Lenny Valjas (Toronto)
Where to watch the Olympics if you don’t have a TV or if you like the party crowd – Real Sports near Union Station has a giant 39 foot screen.