Cross Country Skiing

  • Norway has -165 odds to win the men’s Cross Country team sprint gold medal.
  • Norway has won two of the last four team spring gold medals.

BEIJING, China – The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are heating up and the men’s cross country skiing events are up next. The gold medal event for the men’s cross country team sprint event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 16.

The team spring event is fairly new to the Winter Olympics with the first time being held back in 2006. As the odds sit for the 2022 event, legal sports betting sites have Norway listed as heavy favorites to come away with the gold medal.

2022 Men’s Cross Country Team Sprint Odds

  • Norway (NOR) -165
  • Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) +120
  • Finland (FIN) +1400
  • France (FRA) +2000
  • Italy (ITA) +2000
  • Sweden (SWE) +2500

Norway Looking To Continue Dominance

Since 2006 when the team sprint event was first introduced to the Winter Olympics, Norway has asserted its dominance winning two of the four gold medals. Their first gold medal in the event came in 2010 and they followed it up again in 2018. Norway’s team consists of two of the most well-known cross-country skiers in the sport, Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Johannes Hosflot Klaebo.

Johnsrud Sundby is a six-time skiing gold medalist with the bulk of them coming in 4X10 relay events. As for Hosflot Klaebo, he has 10 gold medals to his name and they are split between 4X10 relays, individual sprints, and of course, team sprints. Hosflot Klaebo is also coming off is his second Winter Olympic gold medal in the individual sprints.

Norway has been one of the best teams in cross country skiing overall in past Olympics with 30 total gold medals.

In competition with their Winter Olympic odds is the Russian Olympic Committee who is the only other country with odds under +200 to win the gold medal. Although Russia has been consistent in winning medals in team sprint events over the last four years, they have never claimed gold.

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