Nordic Combined - One of the Games' Oldest Events
Like so many winter sports, Nordic combined has Norwegian origins and developed as a sport around 1892. Combining two classic Winter events - Ski Jump and Cross-Country Skiing - the athletes need to be multi-talented and excel in both fields to have any chance of winning. So, for the chance to see two events for the price of one, get your Nordic Combined - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets here at Ticketbis. Dominated by European nations for many years, countries like the USA and Canada are now competing competitively and have several medals to their names.
Nordic Combined - The Games in Pyeongchang Origins
In the cold northern European countries, skis were essential to travel between villages, hunt game and gather firewood. Villages would become extremely isolated in winter and so skiing became very important as a means of keeping in social contact with other villages. In 1892 at the Holmenkollen ski festival Nordic Combined was the main event. This sport soon attracted competitors from many other countries, including Sweden and other Scandinavian nations, and gained increasingly in popularity. In fact, in 1920 King Olav V of Norway took part in the Nordic Combined event at the Holmenkollen festival! Now, nearly 100 years later you can see the world's best athletes attempting to be crowned the best Nordic Combined athlete in the world. Get your Games in Pyeongchang tickets here, now!
Nordic Combined - The Games in Pyeongchang Rules
Nordic Combined consists of a ski jump and cross-country skiing. There are three different events; a small hill event, a large hill event and a team event. The ski jump comes first and, depending on the distance travelled and style of the jump, competitors are awarded points. These points determine the starting order of the cross-country part of the event. So, the winner of the Ski Jump will start first in the cross-country ski event, then, depending on the competitors' points, the starting time will be staggered. After that, it's a race to the finish as competitors attempt to hunt down the lead athlete and beat them to the finish line. To master both events, athletes must be in peak physical condition and then, once the racing starts, it's a matter of grit, determination and stamina to finish first and send the crowds wild. Get your Nordic Combined - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets and enjoy this classic winter sports spectacle.