Norway's unrivaled depth in cross-country skiing is causing the team some problems ahead of the Sochi Olympics.
With a handful of medal contenders in nearly every cross-country event, the Norwegian team selectors face the prospect of having to drop either a reigning Olympic champion or a former world champion from the men's individual sprint race.
Each team can enter four skiers, and Norway's coaches have already promised spots to three athletes. The fourth was set to go to Petter Northug, the team's big star, but then former sprint world champion Ola Vigen Hattestad won the last World Cup race before Sochi — his first individual victory since 2011.
Now, less than a week before the Olympics start, the selection dilemma is threatening to disrupt the team's preparations.