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Randall falls short in latest Olympic bid

Updated: February 11, 2014, 3:38 PM ET
By Jim Caple | espnW.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Tuesday was supposed to be more than just a great day for Kikkan Randall, it was also to be a great day for American cross-country skiing, its best day in nearly four decades.

America has won only one Olympic medal in the sport, and that was 38 very long years ago when Bill Koch took the silver medal at the 1976 Innsbruck Games. That's nearly four decades of endless frustration, disappointment and losses by very large margins. The United States has ...

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