Lillehammer, the Olympic town of 1994, is located in Oppland county, Norway, about 200 km north of Oslo. It has a population of about 27.000 inhabitants and is well-known as a Winter sports destination. Since 1993, Lillehammer has quite regularly hosted the Nordic Combined World Cup.
The Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena was built for the Olympics in 1994, and has become a major landmark in Lillehammer. It consists of a HS 100 normal hill and a HS 138 large hill. The ski jumping stadium has a capacity for 35.000 spectators, of which 7.500 can be seated. Traditionally many training camps are held at this facility in the Olympic city of 1994, the venues sees 80.000 jumps in winter and 20.000 in summer.
The cross-country races have been held at Sjusjøen Skisenter during the past winters, which is located about 20 km east of Lillehammer. It opened up in 2003 and it famous for its cross-country tracks. Sjusjøen also offers 5 km of roller ski tracks for summer training. In the summer of 2013, the old Birkebeineren ski stadium close to downtown Lillehammer, also a 1994 Olympics venue, underwent major reconstruction and is now used to host the cross-country competitions of both Cross-Country and Nordic Combined athletes again and provide compact venues for all three disciplines.
Past winners & podiums
Media & Communications
They follow the teams and create much of the sport's public image but no-one ever sees them: Florian Schwarz and Clemens Derganc are Press Attaches on the Nordic Combined World Cup tour. It's their job to connect the athletes to the media present and absent and to create buzz and stories around their team. BEHIND THE SCENES followed them on the competition weekend in Lillehammer and got deep insights into an invisible job.
Again, it was Eric Frenzel who perfected a glory weekend in Lillehammer by taking the third victory in as many days. He finished 10.8 seconds ahead of his team- and roommate Björn Kircheisen after the duo had demonstrated the perfect teamwork at the head of the field. Behind the two, Jørgen Graabak finished third (+23.4) and took the remaining spot on the podium.
The first Individual Gundersen event in Lillehammer ended with a triple victory for Team Germany. Superstar Eric Frenzel was back on top and stopped teammate Johannes Rydzek by 15 seconds in the end. The remaining spot on the podium was taken by Fabian Rießle. He crossed the finish line 25.8 seconds after Frenzel.
Team Germany delighted their fans with a gala performance in Lillehammer today. Björn Kircheisen, Eric Frenzel, Fabian Rießle and Johannes Rydzek beat Team Norway consisting of Kokslien, Andersen, Klemetsen and Graabak by 31.5 seconds. The Austrian team (Pommer, Seidl, Denifl, Orter) finished one minute and 23 second later.
After a first - to his standards - mediocre weekend in Ruka, Eric Frenzel has taken the victory in the PCR/Qualification in Lillehammer today. The German jumped 99.5 metres on the HS 100 normal hill, took 133.4 points and rank one.
The Nordic Combined World Cup continues with its second weekend and returns to the venue of the iconic 1994 Olympics, to Lillehammer, Norway. The second Nordic Weekend of the season unites the Nordic Combined athletes with Cross-Country but also with Ladies’ Ski Jumping and on Friday and Saturday, Nordic Combined and the ladies will share the HS 100 normal hill before moving to the HS 138 large hill for the final event on Sunday.