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Norway's golden boy Northug announces he is quitting


STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Norwegian former World and Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has decided to quit the sport after struggling to recover from a series of injuries and setbacks that saw him miss the Pyeongchang Winter Games this year.

There were tears from the 32-year-old, who missed the 2018 Games in February after failing to get fit in time following an illness, as he held a news conference in Trondheim on Wednesday to announce his retirement.

   

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