The technical meetings for Nordic Combined took place in Zurich on April 14th and 15th.
The sub-committees for Equipment and for Officials, Rules and Control met, whose decisions were then discussed in the Executive Board. In addition, the calendar drafts for the next season were presented.
All updates still need to be approved by the FIS Council.
Proposals for format changes have been submitted by various National Ski Associations.
In the end, those responsible agreed to extend the distance in the Individual Gundersen format from 10 km to 12.5 km for men and from 5 km to 7.5 km for women.
In addition, a Mixed Team Sprint and an Individual Compact will be tested as part of the Summer Grand Prix.
In the Mixed Team Sprint, one woman and one man from one nation will start per team to complete one jump and four laps on a 1.5km course.
In contrast to the Gundersen, the Individual Compact event will feature fixed starting times per rank, which are always identical and independent of the number of points achieved in the Ski Jumping part.
The women will compete in a 5km race, while the men ski 7.5km.
World Cup points
From the 2023/24 season, World Cup points will be awarded to the top 40 athletes. So far, only the top 30 men and women have received World Cup points.
The distribution of prize money at the Summer Grand Prix has been delegated to the Athletes Representatives, who will develop a new allocation system on behalf of all athletes from both genders.
Equipment Control update
During the Summer Grand Prix, the new body measurement procedure will be tested with a 3D scanner. Additionally, small adjustments on the boots and wedges were made. For safety reasons, a ski stopper and safety strap on the bindings will be mandatory in the upcoming season.
2023/24 World Cup Calendars
Calendar drafts for the season 2023/24 were presented and will be available here after the committee meeting in Dubrovnik.
The calendar proposals as well as all other updates will be presented to the Nordic Combined committee on May 5th and are subject to the approval of the FIS Council.