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    Monday, January 5, 1998

    Finland wins team World Cup event

     REIT IM WINKL, Germany (AP) -- Samppa Lajunen and Hannu Manninen of Finland overcame a deficit from the ski jumping portion in the cross-country race to surge past Japan and win a Nordic combined team World Cup event Monday.
     With each racer taking turns over 1-kilometer laps, Lajunen and Manninen finished the 15-kilometer cross-country race under floodlights in 32 minutes, 2.6 seconds.
     Japan's Satoshi Mori and Kenji Ogiwara, who led after the ski jumping portion in the afternoon and started 27 seconds ahead of the Finnish pair, trailed at the end by 27.1 seconds.
     The Austria I team of Christoph Eugen and Felix Gottwald finished third, 1:10.5 behind the winners.
     REIT IM WINKL, Germany (AP) -- Results Monday of a Nordic combined team World Cup event (ski jumping and a 15-kilometer cross-country race):
     1. Finland I (Samppa Lajunen and Hannu Manninen), 32 minutes, 2.6 seconds.
     2. Japan (Satoshi Mori and Kenji Ogiwara), 27.1 seconds behind.
     3. Austria I (Christoph Eugen and Felix Gottwald), 1:10.5.
     4. Finland II (Tapio Nurmela and Mikko Keskinarkaus), 1:15.6.
     5. Norway I (Knut Apeland and Bjarte Vik), 1:21.6.
     6. Russia II (Valeriy Stoljarov and Alexei Fadeyev), 1:26.0.0