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GALLERY: Norway's top ten Sochi medal fails

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GALLERY: Norway's top ten Sochi medal fails
Aksel Lund Svindal failing to get a medal durig the men's downhill in Sochi, Sunday 9 Feb - Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB Scanpix
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Norway, the most successful country in Winter Olympics history, is now sitting a humiliating third in the medal count at Sochi 2014. The Local lists the top ten medal fails that made this happen.
Norway is the most successful nation in winter Olympic history, both in terms of total medals won and gold medals won. And apart from cross-country star Petter Northug, who has battled to recover fitness after being hit by a virus last year, this year the team looked as strong as ever. 
 
But in the event, the country's sportsmen have all by-and-large put in distinctly sub-par performances, spurring a spate of national hand-wringing and debate. 
 
Have suppliers been secretly doling out new high-tech wax to Norway's rivals, as the team's wax technician suggested on Monday? Are skiers from Norway, with the country's colder, longer winters, simply less well-prepared than their rivals for the sort of  sludgy snow conditions seen at Sochi? Have the country's Olympians simply got arrogant and lazy? 
 
We'll probably never know, 
 
 
 
 
 
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