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  Nordic combined - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
While Norwegian soldiers are known to have been competing in nordic skiing since the 18th century, the first major competition in nordic combined was held in 1892 in Oslo at the first Holmenkollen Ski Festival, an event still held annually.
In Norway, popularity of the Holmenkollrenn, and Nordic combined in general, was great, and in fact separate ski jumping events weren't held at Holmenkollen until 1933.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nordic_combined   (926 words)

 Nordic combined - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Nordic combined is sometimes called "the decathlon of skiing", blending two ancient ski sports - jumping and cross country - into one competition.
Elite Nordic combined athletes develop the explosiveness and strength needed in jumping and the endurance valued in cross country sprints.
The cross country phase of the nordic combined team event also is conducted with a staggered start decided by each nation's performance in the jumping phase.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,30000119,00.html   (440 words)

 NBC11.com - Olympics - Nordic Combined: Finland, Norway Top Contenders
Exclusively a men's event, the Nordic combined at the Olympics tests an athlete's durability and agility, as he uses ski jumping skills, plus the endurance of a cross-country program.
Nordic combined events were mostly held in Norway by the mid-19th century during ski carnivals.
The Nordic combined was the premier competition at the carnivals and a separate cross-country event was not held until the 1900s.
www.nbc11.com /olympics2006/6276536/detail.html   (636 words)

 Nordic Combined
Nordic Combined, in fact, boasts a very long tradition in Nordic skiing and is a spectacular event, still practised only by men.
The Norwegians have always been the greatest supporters of Nordic Combined, because it represented the true essence of winter sports and should, therefore, be protected and promoted.
To exploit its spectacular potential, the order of the competitions was reversed: first the ski jumping and then the cross country ski race, in order to prevent the time differences in the cross country ski race diminishing the interest for the ski jumping event, which rarely produced spectacular changes in the ranking.
www.valdifiemme2003.com /wm/y2003/2/3   (170 words)

 Nordic Combined | Ask MetaFilter
Nordic Combined is ski jumping and cross country together.
If there is a really good female Nordic Combined competitor who regularly competes at non-regulated events and always ends in medal positions, that would probably be enough drive to have it approved.
According to nbcolympics.com, Nordic Combined (as well as doubles luge) are not limited to men only--either men or women may compete, but no women ever have.
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 KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Nordic Combined
Nordic combined has been a part of every Olympic Winter Games.
It was not until 1960 that the Scandinavian grip on the Nordic combined was finally broken when West German Georg Thoma won the gold medal at Squaw Valley in 1960.
All three Nordic combined events consist of a ski jumping competition and a cross-country skiing competition.
www.kiat.net /olympics/sports/winter/nordiccombined.html   (559 words)

 Winter Olympics: Nordic Combined
Nordic combined is one of three current Olympic Winter Games events that the United States has never won a medal.
The new procedure meant that, for the first time, the first athlete to break the tape at the end of the cross-country race was the overall winner.
The Nordic combined will be held on Feb. 11, 15, and 21 at Pragelato, located in Val Chisone at the foot of Mount Albergian.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics-nordic-combined.html   (375 words)

 kiat.net: SL|02 Olympic Nordic Combined
The individual nordic combined competition is composed of a ski jumping competition from the normal hill and a 15-kilometer cross-country race.
Individual — Combines a ski jumping competition from the normal hill (90 meters high) on the first day and a 15-km freestyle cross-country race on the second day.
Combines a ski jumping competition from the large hill (120 meters high) on the first day with a 7.5-km freestyle cross-country race on the second day.
www.kiat.net /olympics/slc2002/nordiccombined.html   (693 words)

 CNN.com - Nordic Combined Skiing - Jan 31, 2006
Nordic Combined was contested at the first Winter Games in 1924.
TORINO, Italy (CNN) -- The roots of Nordic combined skiing stretch back thousands of years, but competitions are said to have been started by the Norwegian Army in 1767.
There are three Nordic combined events, each of which comprise a ski jumping section followed by a cross-country race.
cnn.com /rssclick/2006/SPORT/01/31/sports.nordiccombined/?...   (699 words)

 DFL: Qualifying Rules: Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping
Nordic Combined: There is a total quota of 55 athletes; each country can send no more than six, enter no more than four in one event, and send only one team to the team events.
Athletes in the world nordic combined league table qualify; others can participate if they've gotten a top-three finish in the FIS Junior World Cup table or a place in the top half of the World Cup "B" competition league.
Ski Jumping: There is a total quota of 75 athletes, with the same limits per country as with nordic combined.
www.mcwetboy.net /dfl/2006/02/qualifying-rules-nordic-combined-ski.html   (255 words)

 U.S. nordic combined, jumping teams set - Olympics, other winter sports - MSNBC.com
Lodwick is one of four members of the U.S. Nordic combined and jumping teams from Steamboat Springs, along with Nordic combined teammate Johnny Spillane and jumpers Clint Jones and Tommy Schwall.
Nordic combined athlete Bill Demong may appreciate this opportunity as much as anyone.
The U.S. championships for Nordic combined and jumping are scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Steamboat Springs.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10882966   (698 words)

Nordic combined has its 5,000 year-old roots in Norway.
Nordic combined individual events have been included since the 1st Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix - Mont Blanc in 1924.
All three Nordic combined events consist of a ski jumping competition and a cross-country skiing race.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=NC   (427 words)

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Nordic Combined Canada is pleased to announce that two Calgary athletes, Jason Myslicki (28) and Max Thompson (21), have been nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for inclusion on the 2006 Olympic Team.
It is worth noting that the Nordic Combined athlete who represented Canada in the 1988 Olympic Games, Jon Servold, will be accompanying these two athletes to Torino as the head Coach.
Nordic Combined is a sport that combines the two Nordic disciplines of Ski Jumping and Cross Country Skiing.
www.nordiccombinedcanada.com   (357 words)

 Up Close: Nordic Combined -- 2002 Winter Olympic News from KSL
A nordic combined athlete must have the explosive power of a ski jumper and the endurance of a cross-country racer.
Nordic Combined skier Bill Demong clinched a spot in his second Olympics team when he posted the best World Cup result of his career for the second straight meet, finishing fourth.
In Nordic jumping athletes literally fly further than the length of a football field.
2002.ksl.com /news-3846i.php?p=1   (305 words)

 Two Sports in One| Olympic Athlete| Nordic Combined Lingo|   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Nordic Combined events are an awesome test of an athlete's overall abilities.
The sport includes both ski jumping and cross-country skiing which means that a Nordic Combined contestant has to have the explosive power of a ski jumper as well as the determined stamina of a cross-country racer.
That is relatively late for a Nordic Combined athlete.
www.chevroncars.com /wocc/lrn/tri/index.jhtml?date=02/15/2002   (1079 words)

 SKI Magazine ~ Lodwick Seeks First-Ever U.S. Medal in Nordic Combined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With probably his biggest season--the one that would prepare him for the Nordic combined at the Salt Lake City Olympics--just months away, Lodwick realized he had to find a solution to his problems.
Widely considered the best athlete in U.S. Nordic combined history for much of the past decade, the 25-year-old Steamboat Springs, Colo., native has made himself even better for these Olympics.
Nordic combined, which debuted at the 1924 Olympics, incorporates ski jumping with cross-country skiing.
www.skimag.com /skimag/news/article/0,12795,325712,00.html   (822 words)

 1998 Olympic Nordic Skiing and Ski Jumping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If nordic skiers in search of a carbo fix wander down to the Canteen, they are likely to be greeted by goodies from the Nagano Prefecture which include "soba" noodles, "nozawana" pickles and the spicy Korean delight, kimchi.
Other nordic men to watch are the Russian's ageless star Alexei Prokurov, improving Swedish ace Henrik Forsberg, Italians Fauner and Valbusa and the vast talent of the Norwegian men.
USA Combined coach, Colorado's Tom Steitz, is one of the sport's most well-prepared and seasoned coaches; he has his team on the brink of greatness.
classic.mountainzone.com /olympics/nagano/nordic.html   (1460 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Winter Sports: Skiing: Nordic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
About Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Ski Sports - Information for beginner nordic skiers to competitive racers, covering XC skiing for fitness, training with roller skiing, classical and skating (freestyle) ski techniques, ski jumping, biathlon and skijoring.
The New Cross Country Experience - Presented by the Ontario Nordic Ski Committee is a volunteer-based organization committed to the development and promotion of nordic skiing in the southern Ontario region.
Nordic Ski Racer - Ezine covering cross-country and roller skiing, XC training strategies and daily training log of masters skier Mike Muha.
dmoz.org /Sports/Winter_Sports/Skiing/Nordic   (668 words)

 Austrian team powers to first gold in nordic combined
Austria powered to their first ever nordic combined Olympic gold in the team race, after Germany squandered a huge lead built up by Bjoern Kircheisen on the first leg of the cross country relay.
Mario Stecher capped the team's effort in the combined large hill ski jump and 4 X 5 relay, regaining 20 seconds on the last leg of the cross country and overtaking the Germans at the top of the final hill.
Despite finishing the combined sixth behind Switzerland and France, Japan overtook the Finns on the cross country to briefly take third place at the halfway mark, even though it was their weakest of the two disciplines.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=108426   (715 words)

 ESPN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Todd Lodwick gave the United States its best showing in an individual event with a fifth-place finish in the Nordic combined sprint.
And the young U.S. Nordic team finished a best-ever fourth, painfully-close to medal contention, writes Jim Caple.
Swiss 20-year-old ski jumper Simon Ammann -- who could pass for 14 and has a striking resemblance to Harry Potter -- was one of the biggest surprises of the Games, winning gold in both the large and normal-hill events.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/winter02/skijump/index   (264 words)

 Lone Wolf Lodwick Hopes to Lead US to Nordic Combined Medal in Turin
Todd was also an avid soccer player, which helped build the endurance he would need in Nordic combined.
Though he started competing only in ski jumping, Todd says combined's mixture of ski jumping and cross country skiing was a better fit for him.
Nordic combined demands precise balance, brute strength, and finesse for the jumping, and endurance for the cross country skiing part.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-12-23-voa40.cfm   (866 words)

 TeeVee Archive: NBC: Nordic Bizarre Codes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A thought about NBC’s coverage of the Nordic Combined event, while it’s still burned onto my brain: I think it is safe to say that we, as a nation, are as well-versed in our cross-country skiing/ski jumping competitions as we probably should be.
Anyhow, the Nordic Combined stats seem to display the name of the competitor, the country, their time, and how far they are behind the leader in the cross-country skiing portion of the event.
Now, I know about as much about stock car racing as I do Nordic Combined — and yet, when I flip by Fox during the occasional motor race, I don’t need to break out a protractor and a mechanical pencil to figure which hillbilly is leading the rest of the pack.
www.teevee.org /archive/weblog/2006/02/20/174324.html   (661 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Norway Wins Men's Nordic Combined
Norway's victory in the team Nordic combined gave Bjarte Engen Vik his second gold medal of the Games.
Norway was so far ahead at the end that Fred Lundberg, the fourth leg in the 20-kilometer cross-country relay, was able to grab a Norwegian flag 400 meters from the finish and wave it in celebration as he crossed the line.
The French lineup included Fabrice Guy and Sylvain Guillaume, who placed first and second in the individual Nordic combined before their fans at Albertville in 1992.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/nordic/articles/combined20.htm   (459 words)

 Nordic Skiing Competitive Program Lowell Whiteman School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Nordic Program at the Steamboat Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) includes F.I.S. homologated 50, 70, and 90 meter Nordic ski jumps(this means that the jumps were designed according to the sanctioning rules for F.I.S. competitions).
Johnny Spillane (class of '99) 3 Time Olympian - He finished 14th overall in the individual Nordic Combined event, 10 th in the Sprint event, and 7th in the 4x5 relay as part of U.S. Nordic Combined team effort.
Todd skied on the US Nordic Combined Team for nine seasons (1984-1992) and competed in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.
www.whiteman.edu /Ski_Snowboard/nordic.shtml   (1233 words)

 Nordic Combined
Nordic Combined - Three jumps off normal hill (best two count) followed the next day by a 15-km cross-country race.
Nordic Combined - Each event consists of a ski jump followed by a cross country race (freestyle).
Nordic Skiing/Ski Jumping/Cross Country - 2005 U.S. Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Championships (March 25–27, 2005, Steamboat Springs,...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0758118.html   (222 words)

 All the flashes - Nordic Combined - Eurosport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Felix Gottwald of Austria concluded the Olympic Nordic Combined competition with an impressive victory in the large hill 7.5km sprint.
Finland's Hannu Manninen struggles in Wednesday's practice session for the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined competition.
Former nordic skiing world champion Per Elofsson announced his retirement on Wednesday after nearly two years out of competition.
www.eurosport.com /nordiccombinedskii/tp.shtml   (329 words)

 Lowell Whiteman School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WORLD CHAMPION Johnny Spillane ‘99 finished 14 th overall in the individual Nordic Combined event, 10 th in the Sprint event, and 7 th in the 4x5 relay as part of U.S. Nordic Combined team effort.
In 2005/06, as a member of the Olympic Nordic Combined team, Johnny helped the team again with an 11th overall placement.
In 2002, as a member of the Nordic Combined Olympic Team Johnny brought home a respectable 4th in the Team event.
www.whiteman.edu /Ski_Snowboard/no_spillane_johnny.shtml   (1192 words)

 ksl.com - Utah's Online Source for Local News & Information Utah Twins Compete in Nordic Combined
The Nordic Combined is made up of two sports: Ski jumping and cross country skiing.
Two brothers from Park City are on the combined team; twins who say they each owe part of the success to the other.
Brett and Eric compete in the Nordic Combined Event...a hybrid sport that combines both ski jumping and cross country skiing.
www.ksl.com /?nid=148&sid=166807   (405 words)

 Q&A with Nordic Combined Skier Todd Lodwick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Park City, UT (Sunday, November 20, 2005) - Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), who turns 29 on Nov. 21, is the most successful nordic combined (ski jumping and cross country ski racing) skier in U.S. history.
In his 13th season on the U.S. Ski Team, he says this will be his last, that it’s time for other pursuits...including fatherhood (he and wife Sunny are expecting a girl Jan. 1).
You could be going out as only the second American combiner to compete in four Olympics.
www.firsttracksonline.com /news/stories/113246326283034.shtm   (577 words)

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