Norway is so worried about dominating cross country skiing and other sports that they offer aid to other countries to compete against them, for fear the rest of the world will lose interest in those sports they love.

David Segal, The New York Times:

Surpassing its own lofty expectations, Norway has delivered the greatest performance in the history of the Winter Games, winning a total of 38 medals, 13 of them gold. A nation of only five million people has crushed all comers, including sports behemoths like Germany and the United States, in the events Norwegians care about the most.