Olympic champion cross-country skier Chandra Crawford retires

Chandra Crawford of Canada, shown here after she took second place during the FIS Cross Country World Cup Women's 10km Mass Start on December 17, 2011, in Rogla, Slovenia.

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CANMORE, Alberta — Olympic champion cross-country skier Chandra Crawford has retired.

The 30-year-old Canadian has been slowed by injuries in recent years and needed surgery on both legs a year after the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. She was eliminated in the first round of the sprints at the Sochi Olympics last month.

Crawford is a three-time Olympian who won the sprint at the 2006 Games. She also won seven World Cup medals, two of them gold.