Two Videos of a New Event - ‘Cross-Country Cross’ »

Two Videos of a New Event - ‘Cross-Country Cross’

A new event called ‘Cross-Country Cross’ is being tested at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer

The Cross-Country Cross is very similar to the Sprint, but the competition course features several technical elements (e.g. jumps, turns, etc.) to test the skier's abilities.

A Cross-Country Cross event begins with individual time trials (qualification) on the competition course with a 10- to 30-second interval start. The fastest 30 competitors advance to the three semi-finals of 10 competitors each. The top two finishers in each semi-final heat and the next four fastest competitors from the semi-finals advance to the final of 10 competitors.

These videos show sample formats from the 2014 Norwegian Championships: