Today we crown the winner of the women's pursuit, a 15km event that, starting in Torino, has been turned into a combined competition. The first half is raced in the classical technique and the second is carried out in the freestyle technique.
The American women have never won a medal in cross-country
skiing and the streak should not be broken today. The U.S. will be represented in the pursuit by Liz Stephen
and Morgan Arritola
. The 23-year-olds are each making their Olympic debut in Vancouver.