Petter Northug dropped from race

Updated: February 12, 2014, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Two-time Olympic champion Petter Northug has been dropped from Friday's 15-kilometer classical-style race after poor results in the first two men's cross-country events in Sochi.

Norway coach Trond Nystad said Wednesday that Northug is "frustrated'' after failing to contend for medals in the skiathlon and individual sprint, and that the team thinks he's better off focusing on the coming events.

Northug is a nine-time world champion, but struggled ...

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