At the Nordic Combined Committee Meeting, the next
phase of development for Nordic Combined started.
The new Chairman Horst Hu"ttel (GER), came
together to evaluate the results of three tests
conducted during the Nordic Combined Summer Grand
Prix 2013. The modified value for tailwind, the
“Coaches' Button” and a test-run of the new Weekend
Challenge were the three items that were discussed.
All three tests were successful and the Committee
approved their respective implementation in the
Weekend Challenge now called "Nordic Combined
Another notable change resulting from the Committee
meeting was the decision to name Nordic Combined's
new season highlight, the ‘Nordic Combined Triple’.
It was previously referred to by its working title
of ‘Weekend Challenge’. The new name emphasises
the three competitions in three days and also displays
“Nordic Combined” in a dynamic and powerful, yet
The rules of the Nordic Combined Triple will remain
the same as in summer trial. The basic setup features
a 1 jump, 5 km Prologue on day one, a 1 jump, 10
km Individual Gundersen on day two (top 50 athletes)
and a 2 jump, 15 km Final Individual Gundersen (
top 30 athletes) on day three. The time behind from
the race results on day 1 and day 2 will be converted
into Ski Jumping points for the next day so that
the athletes take their results with them from dayto
day. The first athlete to cross the finish line
on the last competition day is the Nordic Combined
Updates of Coaches' Button and Tail Wind value rules
– as per Ski Jumping
The same technical adaptations to the Ski Jumping
rules also apply to Nordic Combined (21% more compensation
points for tail wind than head wind, coaches have
the option to shorten the inrun length whilst compensation
points will only be awarded when the jumper reaches
95% of hill size).
In addition, the Committee discussed and planned
the development of international Youth competition
series and Ladies' Nordic Combined.