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Nordic combined Olympics 2018 odds

Nordic combined at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be contested from Feb. 14-22, with medals awarded in three different events. Since its addition to the Olympic program in 1924, Nordic combined has been exclusively contested by men. The FIS, the sport's governing body, plans to hold the first Continental Cup for women's Nordic combined during the 2017/18 season, and hopes to have a women's event in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

In Individual, there are two events:  Ski jumping normal hill + 10km cross-country skiing; and ski jumping large hill and 10km cross-country skiing. The ski jumping competition runs first and then is followed by cross-country skiing based on the results of the ski jumping competition. The athlete who has the best results in ski jumping leads the start and is followed by next best athletes, four seconds later for each single point. 10km cross-country skiing takes four laps around a 2.5km course, and the first athlete who finishes the course by arriving at the finish line is the winner.

Four-person teams compete over a 5km course comprised of a combination of large hill ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Four athletes perform ski jumping first and then based on their results, proceed with cross-country skiing. In cross-country skiing, the team that comes up with the best results in ski jumping leads the start and is followed by the successive best athletes, 1.33 seconds later for each single point. The same four athletes cover the ski jumping large hill and cross-country skiing. One athlete skis a 5km cross-country course before passing on to the next. The first team whose fourth athlete crosses the finish line wins.

Nordic combined events will be split between Alpensia's Ski Jumping and Cross-Country Skiing Centres during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games located in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. The ski resort area of Alpensia will also feature the rest of the Nordic Olympic sports including biathlon, cross-country and ski jumping. The sliding events of bobsled, luge and skeleton will also be found in Alpensia.

Olympic Nordic combined gold medallist Hannu Manninen of Finland has set his sights on competing at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games following a return to the sport last year.

Manninen, winner of a gold medal in the 4×5 kilometre team event at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 and a famous name in the sport, initially hung up his skis in 2011 but returned to compete in 2016. ”The thought of next year's Olympic team race came to mind and it attracts me to have a look at that card." Manninen, who also won an Olympic silver medal in the 4x5km event at Nagano 1998, added a bronze at Turin 2006.

Rydzek claimed his 13th career FIS Nordic Combined World Cup victory after topping the individual Gundersen large hill/10km event in PyeongChang. Rydzek was the second-best ski jumper on the 140m hill with an effort of 135.5m for 132.6 points, which placed him 29 seconds behind ski jumping leader Mario Seidl of Austria, who jumped 136m, prior to the cross-country section.However, Rydzek posted a time of 24 minutes 43.9 seconds in the 10km race, which eventually gave him a 20 second lead over Seidl, who clocked a time of 25:32.9 in cross-country skiing. Both of them are favorites for medals in the Olympics event.

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