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Cross-country skiing has existed since the Prehistory, it was practiced in Scandinavia where snow has always been omnipresent. Cross-country skiing was used to move on. Scandinavian soldiers used cross-country skiing during a long period. After being spread in the whole Europe during the XIXth century it has turned into a sport and stopped being regarded only as a needed way to cross the snow. The firsts ski contests happened during the second half of the XIXth century, and the sport was included in the winter Olympic Games of 1924.
Cross-country skiing takes place on snowy fields that may be flat or hilly. The skis used are long and narrow and their features can differ regarding the way you want to use them. Unlike alpine skiing these skis are only popped in in the front.
Two different techniques of use exist. The classic technique including three types of different moves. The basic move is the alternative step, mostly used by beginners. There is also the diagonal stride in which the skier pushes on his poles while keeping his skis in parallel line, and the Stawug\'s step.
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The other technique has been approved since 1985 and is called skating. Once again, the skating technique allows different moves or steps. Four steps exist, the single poling step, the double pole step, the combined step, and the free skating without using the poles.