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Nordic Combined


This sport, which has a long Olympic history, combines ski jumping and cross country skiing

Norwegian origins

For centuries in the snow-covered North, skis were required to chase game and gather firewood in winter time. With long distances between the small, isolated communities and hard, snowy winters, skiing also became important as means of keeping in social contact. The word “ski” is a Norwegian word which comes from the Old Norse word “skid”, a split length of wood.

Holmenkollen ski festival

The famous Holmenkollen ski festival started in 1892 where the main attraction was the Nordic combined event. The festival proved popular and soon attracted skiers from Sweden and other neighbouring countries. In fact King Olav V of Norway was himself an able jumper and competed in the Holmenkollen Ski Festival in the 1920s.

Nordic dominance

Nordic combined individual events have featured in every Games since the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924. Unsurprisingly, the sport has been dominated by the Norwegians, supported by the Finns. Indeed, it was not until 1960 that the Nordic grip on Olympic triumphs in this discipline was finally broken when West German Georg Thoma won the gold medal at Squaw Valley in 1960.

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Gallery

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Nordic Combined - Indv Large Hill/10km - Graabak Wins Gold

Highlights from the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre of the Individual Large Hill/10km as part of the Nordic Combined program where Joergen Graabak wins the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

 


Medals:
Gold - Joergen Grabaak (NOR)
Silver - Magnus H. Moan (NOR)
Bronze - Fabian Riessel (GER)

IOC
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Nordic Combined - Team Large Hill/4x5km Relay - Norway Win Gold

highlights of the Team Large Hill/4x5km Relay Nordic Combined event from the RusSki Gorski Jumping Centre as Norway wind the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

 

Medal Winners:
Gold: Norway
Silver: Germany
Bronze: Austria

IOC
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Lamy Chappuis gold medallist

Lamy Chappuis fights it out for gold medals in Nordic Combined NH + 10 km
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Austria gold medallist

Austria fights it out for gold medals in Nordic Combined Team
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Nordic combined individual - Torino 2006

Georg Hettich (Germany) won gold in the individual combined. He finished first in both the ski jumping and the cross country skiing events.
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A hat-trick for Samppa Lajunen

Samppa Lajunen indelibly etched his name in the Olympic record books with a unique treble at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.


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