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Nordic Combined

Nordic Combined  
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Magnus Krog of Norway. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

 

Individual Gundersen NH/10km

Individual Gundersen LH/10km

Team Gundersen LH/4x5km

What's this sport all about:

In Nordic Combined, athletes compete in ski jumping first, then cross-country skiing later in the same day.

There are two ski jump hills: the "normal" hill which is used for the Individual Gundersen NH event, and the "large" hill which is used for the Individual Gundersen LH event and the team event.

In the team event, each country has four team members compete. They each perform a jump from the large hill, then they cross-country ski in a relay with each team member skiing five kilometres.

Canada has never won a medal in Nordic Combined — our best finish was 10th back in 1932.

This year, Canadian athletes didn't qualify to compete in Nordic Combined.

When to watch

First day
of events:
FEB 14
Last day
of events:
FEB 22

Things to watch for

Severin Freund of Germany crashes upon landing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Bindings: Ski-jumpers have special bindings on their skis that are built to make sure they unfasten from the skis in the case of a fall.

Tomas Portyk of Czech Republic competes in the Individual Gundersen LH/10km in Hakuba, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

No Women Athletes: There is no rule to prohibit women from competing in Nordic Combined at the Olympics, but they never have. Women also rarely compete in the World Cup circuit.

Japan's Hideaki Nagai soars by judges during the men Nordic Combined in Falun, Sweden, 2015. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Gunderson Time-Point Conversion: Because cross-country skiing and ski-jumping are evaluated differently (time vs points), a special chart is used to convert scores and determine the winner!

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