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Nordic Combined at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Date Started: February 13, 1998
Date Finished: February 20, 1998
Events: 2

Participants: 53 (53 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: EST Jens Salumäe (16 years, 336 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Sylvain Guillaume (29 years, 228 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NOR Bjarte Engen Vik and FIN Samppa Lajunen (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FIN Finland and NOR Norway (2 medals)


The 1998 Nordic combined cross-country events were held at the Snow Harp, a special race course designed in Kamishiro, in the town of Hakuba, specially constructed for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. The ski jumping was also held in Hakuba at the Hakuba Ski Jump Stadium, also built specifically for the 1998 Olympics, with a spectator capacity of 45,000. The program consisted of an individual and team event, as it had since 1988. The team event was changed, however, from three skiers to four, with the cross-country relay portion changed from 3 x 10 km to 4 x 5 km. This was actually a decision made by the FIS after decisive victories by Japanese teams at the 1994 Winter Olympics and the 1993 World Championships. It became effective at the 1995 World Championships.