The final showdown | FIS Nordic Combined

21 March 2017 18:00

This edition of "Behind the Scenes" follows the dramatic last days of the season 2016/17: the dramatically warm weather conditions made the dramatic fight for the overall victory even more exciting. Eric Frenzel battles for his fifth consecutive overall, Johannes Rydzek wants his first-ever crystal globe.

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. 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.