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Green Light for Nordic Combined Triple

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 wintertime.

Weekend Challenge now called "Nordic Combined Triple"

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 simple way.

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 Triple winner.

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.

FIS-ski.com, 10 October 2013

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