Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Nordic Combined
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Nordic combined
Venue Canada Olympic Park (ski jumping)
Canmore Nordic Centre (cross-country skiing)
Dates February 23–28
Competitors 44 from 13 nations
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Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics, consisted of two events, held from 23 February to 28 February. The ski jumping portion took place at Canada Olympic Park, while the cross-country portion took place at Canmore Nordic Centre.[1]

The Calgary Games saw two substantial changes in the Nordic combined program. A team event was added, marking the first time that more than one medal would be awarded in Nordic combined. The combined events also changed their format, replacing the points-based system used in previous years with the Gundersen system, in which ski jumping points totals were translated to time gaps for a pursuit cross-country race. This change ensured that the first competitor across the finish line in the cross-country race was the overall Olympic champion.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Switzerland 1 1 0 2
2  West Germany 1 0 0 1
3  Austria 0 1 1 2
4  Soviet Union 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Switzerland topped the medal table with two, one gold. Austria's two medals were the country's first in the sport.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Hippolyt Kempf
39:27.5 Klaus Sulzenbacher
39:46.5 Allar Levandi
 Soviet Union
 West Germany
Hans-Peter Pohl
Hubert Schwarz
Thomas Müller
1:20:46.0  Switzerland
Andreas Schaad
Hippolyt Kempf
Fredy Glanzmann
1:20:49.4  Austria
Günther Csar
Hansjörg Aschenwald
Klaus Sulzenbacher

Participating NOCs[edit]

Thirteen nations participated in Nordic combined at the Calgary Games.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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