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Nordic Combined at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Date Started: February 9, 2002
Date Finished: February 22, 2002
Events: 3

Participants: 54 (54 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Jan Schmid (18 years, 85 days)
Oldest Participant: JPN Kenji Ogiwara (32 years, 64 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): AUT Felix Gottwald and FIN Samppa Lajunen (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FIN Finland (4 medals)


The 2002 Nordic combined cross-country events were conducted in Soldier Hollow, a specially constructed Nordic ski center in Wasatch Mountain State Park, in Wasatch County, near Heber, Utah, a little southeast of Salt Lake City. The jumping portion of Nordic combined was held at Utah Olympic Park, north of Park City and east of Salt Lake City, which was also specifically constructed for the Winter Olympics, although it was built in the early 1990s, preparing for the bid for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, which went to Nagano. A third event was added to the Nordic combined program with the addition of a sprint event. The regular individual event consists of two jumps on the normal hill, followed by a 15 km cross-country race. The sprint event consists of a single jump on the large hill, followed by a 7.5 km cross-country race. The team event was unchanged, still consisting of two jumps on the normal hill, followed by a 4 x 5 km relay. Finland’s [Samppa Lajunen] won three gold medals, winning both individual events, and anchoring the Finnish relay team.