"Those Norwegians, they are always impressive," said American cross-country skier Noah Hoffman, who was 54th. "As much as we want to do it the American way, there is a lot that we can learn from them. ... We want to be up there with them as a country, but their team is just incredible. It's really fun to watch them."
"I've never been in a place where there's this much security, this many security officers, this many checkpoints," said Noah Hoffman, a member of the U.S. cross-country ski team. "It's twofold: It makes you feel very safe, but at the same time it's a little bit of a hassle. I don't know if there's a big security threat here, but they certainly have everything under control."