Nordic Combined at Whistler Olympic Park

Nordic Combined at Whistler Olympic Park

This sport combines ski jumping followed by a freestyle technique cross-country race. The jumping results determine who starts the race first and athletes, using pack-racing strategies, will cluster into “trains” to chase down other athlete trains. Competitions include Men’s Individual, Men’s Sprint and Men’s Team.

Individual Normal Hill:

Competitors begin with one ski jump on the normal hill, followed by a 10-km cross-country ski race which usually consists of four, 2.5-km laps. The first skier across the finish line is the winner.

Individual Large Hill:

Competitors begin with one ski jump on the large hill, followed by a 10-km cross-country ski race which usually consists of four, 2.5-km laps. The first skier across the finish line is the winner.

Team Large Hill:

Teams consist of four athletes with each competitor jumping once on the large hill. The team results are added together and the team with the highest aggregate score starts first in the cross-country ski portion. The cross-country ski is a relay where each team member skis 5 km. The team with the first skier across the finish line wins.

Canada's Olympic Nordic Combined Team

Jason Myslicki - Thunder Bay, Ontario

Find more information about the sport from Vancouver2010.com.