Nordic combined individual events have been on the Olympic roster since the inaugural Winter Games in 1924. The team competition was introduced at the Calgary Games in 1988, with each team comprising three skiers. By the Nagano Games 10 years later, that number was upped to four.
The ski events include a jump competition and a 10-kilometer cross-country race.
There are three men’s events in the Olympic program—the individual event with a normal hill jump, the individual event with a large hill jump and the team event, with two jumps from the large hill for each team member and a 20-kilometer relay in which each of the four team members skis five kilometers.
It remains the last of the Olympic skiing events to limit competition to men only.
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