Nordic Combined at IMGA Master Games
Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
The first major competition was held in 1892 in Oslo at the first Holmenkollen ski jump. Nordic Combined joined the Winter Olympic programme in 1924 and has been on it ever since. Until the 1950s, the cross-country race was held first, followed by the ski jumping. This was reversed as the score advantage in the cross-country race tended to be too big to overcome via ski jumping.
The sport has been dominated by the Norwegians, supported by the Finns. It was not until 1960 that the Nordic grip on this discipline was broken when West German Georg Thoma won the gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Men & Women: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+.
Masters competitors must have reached their 30th birthday by December 31st of the year prior to the event to be permitted to take part in the WWMG.
Possible events and disciplines
Individual Gundersen HS42/ HS 75
Nordic combined will be organized following the Gundersen method and free style. For Nordic combined, only one (1), the first jump from the relevant ski jumping competition is counted. This is HS 75 for classes below 60 years and HS 42 for classes over 60 years of age.
The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.