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Norway’s 4×10-km cross-country relay team did not just have to contend with the other 13 teams in the field in Sunday’s race — it also had to ski with its nation demanding an Olympic gold medal that it had not won since 2002.

The quartet delivered that gold in a thrilling race, with the last leg anchored by the callow, confident Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo, who held his nerves before a spurt that will immediately go down in Norwegian sporting history.

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