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Hattestad wins men’s Olympic cross-country sprint

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — On a day of slips, falls and crashes, Ola Vigen Hattestad took the safest route to an Olympic gold — staying in front from beginning to end.

The Norwegian won the men’s cross-country freestyle sprint Tuesday after dominating every stage from qualifying to an eventful final, where three of his rivals were involved in one big crash.

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