Spots for Sochi up for grabs in Park City in December
Spots for the American Olympic team going to Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
The events will be broadcast on NBC including live coverage of ski jumping featuring the historic first Olympic Trials for women and a fresh look at the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that won four medals in Vancouver. In a winner takes all format, the champion of each event will receive a nomination to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team.The remainder of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team in ski jumping and nordic combined will be selected from existing World Cup and Continental Cup events.
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, which also makes its base in Park City, won four medals in Vancouver including an historic first gold for Billy Demong who is excited about the upcoming event: "I'm really looking forward to having a domestic event that will showcase our sport going into the Sochi Olympics, especially having it at the home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It really shows longevity and legacy here in Salt Lake City and Park City for the Olympics and its legacy. Above all, I think it's going to be really exciting to have an event here in the Olympic season with a lot of guys fired up to try to make the team as well as showcase the sport on NBC."
All events at Utah Olympic Park
Saturday, Dec. 28 – 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials – Nordic Combined
Sunday, Dec. 29 – 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials – Ski Jumping
BROADCAST : Sunday, Dec. 29 – NBC (1:30-3:00 p.m. EST)