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XC running: A winter Olympic sport?

Could XC running become a winter Olympic sport before halfpipe skiing?

Updated: August 20, 2010, 7:24 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil

Last week, the International Olympic Committee announced it had received a request from track and field's world governing body (IAAF) to add cross-country running to the Olympic docket.

The Winter Olympic docket, starting in 2018.

Generally this wouldn't warrant coverage on a freeskiing site, but given that halfpipe skiing is under heavy consideration to be included at the 2014 Sochi Games (in addition to slopestyle snowboarding, women's ski jumping and an alpine racing team ...

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