Nordic Combined - by the numbers

11 February 2018 05:28
Felix Gottwald at the Vancouver Olympics
Felix Gottwald at the Vancouver Olympics -

By the numbers for Nordic combined, which begins Wednesday 14 February with the Gundersen normal hill/10km at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.

1988 - The Nordic combined competition at the Olympic Winter Games consisted of a single event until 1988 when a team event was added. The competition was further expanded in 2002 when a second individual event joined the curriculum.

93 - different men have won an Olympic medal in Nordic combined.

35 - The oldest gold medallist in Olympic Nordic combined is Havard KLEMETSEN (NOR) who won a gold medal in the team event in 2014, when he was 35 years and 46 days old.

30 - Norway has won the most medals of all NOCs in this sport, 30 in total (G13-S9-B8).

17 - Anssi KOIVURANTA (FIN) was 17 years old when he took bronze in the men's relay event in 2006. He is still the youngest Olympic medal winner in this sport.

16 - Sixteen NOCs have won Olympic medals in Nordic combined. Fourteen of them are European - the exceptions are Japan and the United States.

7 - Felix GOTTWALD (AUT) has won a record seven Olympic medals in this sport (G3-S1-B3).

6 - Nordic Combined is one of six sports that have been ever-present at the Olympic Winter Games since the original instalment in 1924. The others are cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping and speed skating.

3 - Ulrich WEHLING (GDR) is the only man to have won a gold medal in three different editions of the Olympic Winter Games in Nordic combined.

3 - Samppa LAJUNEN (FIN) is the only man to have won three gold medals in a single edition of the Winter Games (2002).

1 - Nordic combined is the only Winter Games sport open only to male participants - yet! Find out more about the development of Ladies' Nordic Combined here.

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