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    Nordic Combined Skiing

    Norway scores easy victory

     HAKUBA, Japan (AP) -- Norway ended Japan's reign as two-time Olympic champion in the team Nordic combined, giving Bjarte Engen Vik his second gold medal of the Nagano Games.
     Norway was so far ahead at the end that Fred Lundberg, the fourth leg in the 20-kilometer cross-country relay, was able to grab a Norwegian flag 400 meters from the finish and wave it in celebration as he crossed the line.
  • Feb. 20: Full story and results

    Japanese reign ends

     HAKUBA, Japan (AP) -- Perfect timing and some very strong skiing brought Norway another gold medal, and reduced the roars of Japanese fans to polite applause.
     Bjarte Engen Vik, already the individual gold medalist in Nordic combined, added the team gold Friday as he and a trio of swift-skiing countrymen caught and passed Finland on the cross-country course.
     France took the bronze.
  • Feb. 20: Full story

    Finns lead after Japan falls

     HAKUBA, Japan (AP) -- Two-time defending champion Japan failed to produce what its legion of fans wanted in the team Nordic combined ski jump, finishing fifth behind four European rivals.
  • Feb. 19: Full story and results
  • Feb. 19: Finland soars and Japan groans

    Norway's Vik wins gold

     HAKUBA, Japan (AP) -- Bjarte Vik started with a big lead and didn't give it up in winning the Nordic combined gold medal, giving Norway its second cross-country ski champion of the day.
  • Feb. 14: Full story and results
  • Feb. 14: Thwarted at home, but a gold-medal winner in Japan

  • Feb. 14: Norway dominates Nordic competition
  • Feb. 13: Vik silences the Japanese
  • Feb. 1: Norway's ace Daehli is back
  • Jan. 22: USSA names Nordic combined team
  • Jan. 18: Kucera wins Nordic combined event

    Archive of Olympic Nordic Combined Stories