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10 most memorable moments in Nordic combined
Take a look at the top 10 memorable moments in Noridic combined at the Sochi Games. One of the top storylines was the emergence of Norway. Norway won four medals to lead the medal count at the Sochi Games. At the Vancouver Games, it was a historic Games for the United States but this time around the U.S. found itself empty handed. Here are the 10 most memorable moments in Sochi:
Norway earns top status
After being shut out at the Vancouver Games, Norway won four medals in Nordic combined to lead the medal table in the sport. The highlight of Norway's success was in the final day of Nordic combined, when they rallied to win the team event.
Embedded video_content_type: Norway charges to gold in the team event
The emergence of Norway's Joergen Graabak
Norway's Joergen Graabak never won an individual World Cup event, but picked up his first individual win in the large hill in Sochi, and then led Norway to a gold medal in the team event.
Embedded video_content_type: Joergen Graabak of Norway wins individual large hill
Germany's Eric Frenzel and what could of been
Eric Frenzel of Germany was the favorite in all the events in Nordic combined. Frenzel won the individual normal hill in convincing fashion, but then Frenzel caught a virus and finished 10th in the individual large hill. Frenzel helped lead Germany to a bronze in the team event. But one has to wonder was the German ever at a 100 percent after his first gold medal?
Embedded video_content_type: Germany's Eric Frenzel conquers normal hill
American Todd Lodwick gets named as flag bearer
Todd Lodwick became the first American Winter Olympian to compete in his sixth Games and because of that Lodwick was named flag bearer for the United States at the Opening Ceremony.
Embedded video_content_type: TODAY: Lodwick honored to be flag bearer
Japan's Taihei Kato takes a hard fall
Taihei Kato of Japan fell in the individual large hill and broke his arm, this was the worst crash of the Sochi Games in Nordic combined.
Embedded video_content_type: Japanese jumper falls hard, loses ski
American Bill Demong cannot repeat success in Sochi
For American Bill Demong this is probably his last Olympics, and even though he could not repeat his two medal success in Vancouver, he forever changed the landscape of Nordic combined in the United States. Demong is the only American to ever win a gold medal in Nordic combined.
Embedded video_content_type: An epic day in the life of Bill Demong
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach exploring the option of a women's event in Nordic combined
Nordic combined is that last all-male Olympic sport, but that could soon change, during the Sochi Games International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach told Reuters that he hopes in the near future that Nordic combined would expand to allow women
Bryan Fletcher makes his Olympic debut
American Bryan Fletcher made his Olympic debut at the Sochi Games. Even though he did not win a medal at the Games, Fletcher overcame cancer as a child and accomplished his Olympic dream. The best part is that his brother Taylor Fletcher was also his Nordic combined teammate.
Embedded video_content_type: Bryan Fletcher beats cancer, now battles Nordic combined
Wind and weather added to the Sochi storyline
The weather at the Nordic combined events at the Sochi Games played a factor in the competition. Numerous wind delays and mild temperatures played a factor in the overall outcome of the events.
Embedded video_content_type: Wind plays important role in ski jumping
Todd Lodwick wins gold in the photobomb
American Todd Lodwick did not win any medals at the Sochi Games, but he did say that he had the most fun at these Games. That couldn't be more evident when he photobombed a report about himself, watch and enjoy:
Embedded video_content_type: Todd Lodwick videobombs report about himself
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