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Updates from the Nordic Combined Committee Meeting 2022
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On Friday 13th May the members of the Nordic Combined Committee discussed the main points in preparation for the next season in an online meeting.

Some important rule changes were discussed and the calendars for the following season were presented.

2022/23 World Cup Calendars and Mixed Team World Championship premier 
Calendars for the season 2022/23 were presented and include the World Championship premier of the Mixed Team in Planica (SLO) as well as a possible Ski Flying event. 

After the traditional season opener in Ruka (FIN), consisting of two Individuals and a newly implemented Mass Start for the men, the women will join in Lillehammer (NOR) in early December.
Two Individual competitions are on the program for both genders, before the World Cup will take a one weekend break. 
The last competition of the year will take place in Ramsau (AUT), with again two Individual events for men and women. 

The new year will then begin with a highlight right away. Otepää (EST) will host a packed World Cup weekend, starting with a Mixed Team event, as well as a Mass Start and an Individual for both genders.
This is followed by two Individual competitions for the men in Klingenthal (GER).

The third period will start with the traditional Seefeld Triple (AUT) for the Nordic Combined men and the premier of the Seefeld Double for the women, which also includes a Mass Start.
Afterwards two competition weekends in Germany are scheduled. 
Oberstdorf (GER) will welcome the men for two Individual events, whose format has not yet been decided. Instead of a classic large hill event, the Ski Flying premier of Nordic Combined is an option.

Since this event format is the long-time goal for the FIS responsibles around Race Director Lasse Ottesen, the committee gave the German Ski Association time until the fall meetings to find a possible solution. 

The women will join again in Schonach (GER), as a last stop before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica (SLO). 

Slovenia will host the World Championship premier of the Mixed Team as well as an Individual competition for the women and two Individual events and a Team competition for the men.  

Afterwards, Oslo (NOR) will welcome the Nordic Combined World Cup in the beginning of March, with two Individual events for the men and the great final for the women. 
Their Ski Jumping competition will be held in Midtstuen on Thursday, before the final cross-country race takes place in Nordic Combined’s birthplace on Holmenkollen on Saturday.

The final for the Nordic Combined men will happen in the end of March, with a Team Sprint and an Individual event in Lahti (FIN). 

In their third World Cup season the women will have 12 competitions, while 23 events are scheduled in the Men’s World Cup. 

Updated FIS Nordic Combined documents (calendars, rules etc.) can be found here. 

Increase of prize money until 2026  
The Nordic Combined committee approved the gradual increase of the prize money for both genders until 2026. 
Details will follow after the FIS Council meeting. 

Equipment modifications
Following the decisions of the Ski Jumping Committee, several adjustments regarding the competition material were made. Among other things, the ski tip and the radius of the same were redefined. 

Also, the measurement procedure for the regularly performed body measurements of the athletes will be changed. In the future, the body height will be determined with a laser tool while lying down and sitting. These measurements are decisive factors for the crotch length of the jumping suit.

Qualification cancelled during PCR
From the coming season on, the PCR will no longer serve as a qualification and thus the field of participants will not be reduced to 50 athletes. All athletes present may participate in the competitions.

Ski Flying rules
The Nordic Combined committee confirmed rules for the men’s upcoming Nordic Combined Ski Flying competitions.

A meter value of 0.6 pts/m will be used for the flying part, while the wind/gate compensation stays at 1.2 pts/m like in special Ski Flying. 

The Nordic Combined Ski Flying competition will include one jump and a 10 km cross-country race afterwards.
As basis for qualification, the Best Jumper ranking will be used from which the top 30 are eligible to start.

All updates are subject to the approval of the FIS Council on the 26th of May. 

 
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