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Bill Koch Biography

"a Future Fantasy", Wins Nordic World Cup, Sand Skiing, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsSELECTED WRITINGS BY KOCH:


American cross-country skier

Cross-country skier Bill Koch is the only American ever to medal in cross-country skiing at the Olympic Games. He won a silver medal in the 30-km freestyle race at the 1976 Olympics, and also competed in the 1980, 1984, and 1992 Olympics. He was first in World Cup standings in 1982, the first American ever to reach this position, and third in 1983.


Bill Koch on Cross-Country Skiing, Collier, 1993.

Sketch by Kelly Winters

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