Lausanne 2020 events
The event consists of one trial and one scored ski jump on the normal hill (NH), and a 4km Cross-Country free technique race for women and 6km for men.
The overall score in Ski Jumping is the sum of points from the one competition round. The total number of points for one round is calculated as the sum of:
- Points for jumping distance (metres converted to distance points)
- Points for jumping performance (style points awarded by the jumping judges)
- Points for in-run length difference (metres converted to gate compensation points)
- Points for tangential wind speed and direction (metres per second converted to wind compensation points)
The ski jumping part of the event must take place before the cross-country race as the ski jumping results (differences in points) are converted into time differences to establish the Cross-Country starting order.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Ladies: no event
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 Men: Tim Kopp (GER)
The competition takes place on the normal hill and consists of a trial round and two scored rounds (first and final). Participation in the trial round is not mandatory.
Twenty teams are expected to participate in the event. Teams are composed of one male ski jumper, one female ski jumper and one male Nordic Combined athlete, all of whom have already qualified.
In the team competition there are three groups for both the trial round and the two competition rounds. One competitor from each team is entered per group. Female competitors from Ski Jumping start in the first group, then male competitors from Nordic Combined in the second group and then male competitors from Ski Jumping in the third group. After the first round, only the top eight teams will continue to the final round. During the final round, the last group will start in reverse order of the team's rank after the second group.
The overall score in Ski Jumping is the sum of points from the two competition rounds (first and final round). The team with the most combined points wins.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 : Slowenia
Twenty teams are expected to take part in the event. Teams are made up on six athletes from the same NOC; one male and one female Cross-Country skier, one male and one female Ski Jumper, and one male and one female Nordic Combined athlete.
The event consists of one trial and one scored ski jump on the normal hill (NH) for four team members (female ski jumper, female Nordic Combined athlete, male Nordic Combined athlete, male ski jumper), and a 4 x 3.3km Cross-Country Relay free technique race for four team members (female Cross-Country skier, female Nordic Combined athlete, male Cross- Country skier male Nordic Combined athlete).
The Ski Jumping part of the event must take place before the Cross-Country race as the Ski Jumping results (differences in points) are converted into time differences to establish the Cross-Country starting order.
Winner YOG Lillehammer 2016 : Russia
Get to know the sport of Nordic Combined
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 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.
Olympic Channel Video: nordic-combined-sport-explainer-lausanne-2020
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