Skiing to Sochi with Mario Stecher
In our fifth and final episode of "Skiing to Sochi" we speak to two time olympic gold medalist Mario Stecher from Austria. Here what he has to say about the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi Russia.
Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping. The first major competition in Nordic combined was held in 1892 in Oslo at the first Holmenkollen Ski Festival, an event still held annually. In Norway, popularity of the Holmenkollen, and Nordic combined in general, was great. The sport was included at the 1924 Winter Olympics, and has been on the programme ever since.
For further information about the event as well as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup visit:
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As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.