Nordic Combined Updates
In Nordic Combined, meetings of the Executive Board and the Discipline Committee were on the schedule.
Ladies’ Nordic Combined keeps moving ahead
Besides discussing efforts to continuously promote Nordic Combined, the development of the ladies’ activities was one of the main agenda items. Rules for a first edition of a Youth Cup (girls and boys) in the upcoming winter were confirmed and a calendar draft for two Youth Cups was presented. The ladies will have two additional competition opportunities as they will be able to join the OPA Alpencup Nordic Combined ladies’ events in Rastbüchel (GER) and Villach (AUT). The future goal for ladies Nordic Combined is a Youth Cup calendar, featuring an overall ranking for the winter of 2016/17, a first Continental Cup season ideally starting in 2017/18 and the first ladies’ Nordic Combined event on the programme of the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in 2019.
As in Ski Jumping, the new equipment testing procedures were met with widespread approval from athletes, coaches and officials during the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix. Furthermore, the changed metre-value for the large hill competitions with raised points from 1.5 to 1.8 per jump metre will stay in effect. The system will be further evaluated at the FIS Congress in 2016 using a more conclusive data sample.
Meanwhile, the calendars for the upcoming winter were presented and the Nordic Combined draft calendars for summer 2016 and winter 2016/17 were discussed which can be found here.