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US Olympic Assessment

So, how did the US do overall at the Olympics this year? Well, as usual, I’m going to mostly ignore the team events. As I did before, here’s some historical context for our results this time around:   That’s all WSC and OWG results for Americans stretching back to 1992. It’s still kind of hard […]

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Poland Sprints Recap

As always, thanks to Jan at worldofxc.com for the heat time data… I’m beginning to get a feel for the relationship between heat times and sprint courses. It’s hard, cause I’m not actually there skiing on the courses, so I do the best I can reading about them. But it seems this course was pretty […]

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Tour de Ski Recap

I didn’t do nearly as much writing about the Tour as I would have liked, but here are some graphs summarizing the way things shook out. Men Here’s a bird’s eye view of the men’s Tour, measured using seconds behind the median skier: These sorts of bump charts are nice, as they can allow you […]

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European Mid-Season Review

This will just be a short note with similar graphs as last time, only for a few of the major European nations. Men’s Distance Sweden continues to generally improve. Note that in terms of top thirty performances, Norway has steadily declined over the years, but not among the top ten or better level. So they’ve […]

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North American Mid-Season Overview

During this lull before the Tour de Ski, I thought I’d show some graphs quickly summarizing how the US and Canada have fared thus far with some historical context. I think we all have a good sense of what’s going well (American women), what’s going not so well (American men) and what’s going OK (Canadian […]

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Davos Recap

North Americans Each weekend seems to be an interesting mix of results for the North Americans. Starting with the women (Davos result circled in blue): Compared to this season, that was an off day for Kikkan, but compared to last season that was pretty typical. Part of me wonders if she dialed it back a […]

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How’d We Do? USA/CAN Season Review 4

Last, but not least, ┬áthe women’s sprinters, which was easily the highlight of the season for the Americans: The Canadian women recovered somewhat after two rough seasons. While they didn’t have the eye-catching results of Kikkan Randall, the Canadian women have three different skiers (Crawford, Gaiazova, Jones) who qualified for the heats more than once, […]

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