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  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Lajunen completes golden clean sweep

    Finland’s Samppa Lajunen won his first Nordic Combined World Cup race in 1997, when he was just 17 years old. But subsequently he developed a curious habit of finishing second.
    17 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Nordic Combined, Finland
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    Salt Lake City 2002-Nordic combined-Sprint 7.5km M-LAJUNEN Samppa (FIN) 1st, ACKERMANN Ronny (GER) 2nd
    Monday, December 31, 2001 11:00 PM | Photo
  • A hat-trick for Samppa Lajunen | Video

    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.
  • OLY 75km Sprint NC X winners

    OLY 75km Sprint NC X winners

    22 Feb 2002: Felix Gottwald of Austria, silver, Samppa Lajunen of Finland, gold, and Ronny Ackermann of Germany, bronze, celebrate their medal finish in the 7.5km sprint nordic combined event during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at Soldier's Hollow in Heber City, Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Agence Zoom/Getty Images
    Thursday, February 21, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • NORDISCHE KOMBINATION OLYMPIA SALT LAKE 2002

    NORDISCHE KOMBINATION OLYMPIA SALT LAKE 2002

    HEBER CITY, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE SALT LAKE CITY 2002, Heber City; NORDISCHE KOMBINATION/EINZEL/SPRINT/SKILANGLAUF/7,5km; Samppa LAJUNEN/FIN - GOLD - (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
    Thursday, February 21, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
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