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Ski Jumping at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games:

Men's Large Hill, Team

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Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): , Le Praz, Courchevel
Date Started: February 14, 1992
Date Finished: February 14, 1992
Format: Two jumps per team member, with both scored on distance and form. Four members per team, with best three jumps in each round to count towards team total.

Gold: FIN Finland
Silver: AUT Austria
Bronze: TCH Czechoslovakia

Summary

Finland’s decade long monopoly of world and Olympic titles had been broken at the 1991 World Championships by a talented Austrian quartet who appeared to also be destined for the Olympic title as well.

The Finns and Austrians were remarkably well matched at Albertville and the deciding factor in a desperately close contest was the form of teenager Toni Nieminen. Nieminen’s exhilarating performance made up for the greater consistency of the Austrians though the margin of victory was a miniscule 1.5 points in a competition where the winning team scored 644.4 points. Martin Höllwarth’s silver medal was his third of these Olympic Games. The competition was halted because the jury were afraid that the jumpers were going too far and endangering themselves, and then restarted. This proved unlucky for the Austrian team who had produced some excellent

performances before the stoppage.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Finland FIN Gold 644.4
2 Austria AUT Silver 642.9
3 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 620.1
4 Japan JPN 571.0
5 Germany GER 544.6
6 Slovenia SLO 543.3
7 Norway NOR 538.0
8 Switzerland SUI 537.9
9 Sweden SWE 515.1
10 France FRA 510.9
11 Unified Team EUN 503.4
12 United States USA 482.4
13 Italy ITA 472.2
14 Canada CAN 341.0