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Winter Sports The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined  

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This is a list of the best Nordic combined Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous Nordic combined event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic Nordic combined Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list.

Only the greatest Nordic combined Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best Nordic combined athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with. Jaakko Tallus and Christoph Bieler are a great starting point for you to rank your favorites on this list

If you enjoyed this list of the best Nordic Olympic athletes, head on over and check out this list of best Swiss Olympic athletes as well!

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Felix Gottwald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 42 Felix Gottwald is an Austrian Nordic combined athlete who competed from 1994 to 2007 and then returned to compete in 2009. He is 5 ft 10 in, weighing 150 lb. Gottwald made his Olympic debut as ...more

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Anssi Koivuranta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 29 Anssi Koivuranta is a ski jumper and former nordic combined skier from Finland. Known for winning the 2008–09 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. He has won the gold medal in the 4 × 5 km team ...more

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Mario Stecher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 40 Mario Stecher is an Austrian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1994. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won three medals in the 4 x 5 km team event with two golds and a bronze. ...more

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Jason Lamy-Chappuis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 31 Jason Lamy-Chappuis is a Franco-American ski jumper and cross-country skier who has represented France in Nordic combined ski events between 2002 and 2015. Born in the United States, where he ...more

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Hannu Manninen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 39 Hannu Kalevi Manninen is a retired Finnish nordic combined athlete. Debuting at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer at the age of 15, he took his first medal three years later at the age of ...more

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Björn Kircheisen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 34 Björn Kircheisen is a German nordic combined athlete who has competed since 2000. He won three 4 x 5 km team medals at the Winter Olympics with two silvers and a bronze. Kircheisen also won ...more

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Jan Schmid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 34 Jan Andreas Schmid is a Norwegian nordic combined skier, of Swiss origin. He won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec with a silver in the 10 km individual normal ...more

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David Kreiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 37 David Kreiner is an Austrian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1998. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he won gold in the 4 x 5 team event. Kreiner also won two medals in the 4 x 5 km team ...more

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Magnus Moan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 34 Magnus Hovdal Moan is a Norwegian nordic combined skier who has competed since 2002. Magnus moved from Lillehammer when he was two years old and has lived in Trondheim ever since. He skis with ...more

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Christoph Bieler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 40 Christoph Bieler is an Austrian athlete competing in Nordic combined who has competed since 1996. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won two medals in the 4 x 5 km team event with a gold in ...more

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François Braud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 31 François Braud is a French Nordic combined skier and non-commissioned officer. who has been competing since 2003.

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Mikko Kokslien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 33 Mikko Kokslien is a Norwegian Nordic combined skier. He won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec and earned his best individual ...more

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Janne Ryynänen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 30 Janne Pekka Ryynänen is a Finnish Nordic combined athlete who has been competing since 2003. His ski club is Ounasvaaran hiihtoseura. One of his greatest achievements include a gold medal ...more

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Sergej Maslennikov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 35 Sergej Maslennikov is a Nordic combined skier.

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Bernhard Gruber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 35 Bernhard Gruber is an Austrian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2000.

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Taylor Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 27 Taylor Fletcher is an American Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2006 and ski jumper since 2010. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 11th in the team large hill ski ...more

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Eric Camerota is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 33 Eric John Camerota is an American Nordic combined skier. Camerota was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently residing in Park City, Utah. His twin brother, Brett Camerota is also a Nordic ...more

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Georg Hettich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 39 Georg Hettich is a German nordic combined skier and Olympic medalist. Hettich was a surprise winner of the 15 km individual event at the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, he won ...more

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Lauri Asikainen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 28 Lauri Asikainen is a Finnish Nordic combined athlete. He made his senior Nordic combined debut in 2009, at the world championships in Liberec. He was previously a ski jumper, winning team bronze ...more

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Akito Watabe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 29 Akito Watabe is a Japanese Nordic combined skier who has been competing since 2005. He won a gold medal in the 4 × 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec ...more

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Giuseppe Michielli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 32 Giuseppe Michielli is an Italian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of tenth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Vancouver ...more

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Sébastien Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 34 Sébastien Lacroix is a French Nordic combined skier who has competed between 2001 and 2015. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event and ...more

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Gasper Berlot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 27 Gasper Berlot is a Nordic combined skier.  

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Johnny Spillane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 37 Johnny Spillane is an American athlete who competes in nordic combined, a combination event consisting of ski jumping and cross country skiing. Spillane is a world champion and three-time ...more

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Bill Demong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 38 Bill Demong is an American Nordic combined skier and Olympic gold medalist. Demong is a five-time Olympian competing in Nagano, Salt Lake City, Torino, Vancouver and Sochi.

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Håvard Klemetsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 39 Haavard Klemetsen is a Nordic combined skier.

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Jaakko Tallus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 37 Jaakko Tapio Tallus is a nordic combined athlete from Finland who won gold and silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He also earned three ...more

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Ronny Heer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 37 Ronny Heer is a Swiss Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Turin in 2006 while ...more

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Alessandro Pittin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 28 Alessandro Pittin, is an Italian nordic combined athlete from Ski club Aldo Moro Paluzza.

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Daito Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 37 Daito Takahashi is a Japanese Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of sixth twice. Takahashi's best finish at the FIS ...more

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Norihito Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 35 Norihito Kobayashi is a Japanese Nordic combined skier who has been competing since 2000. He won a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec ...more

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Pavel Churavý is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 40 Pavel Churavý is a Czech Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fifth in the 10 km individual large hill event ...more

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Petter Tande is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 32 Petter Laukslett Tande is a Norwegian nordic combined skier who has been competing since 2002, representing Byåsen IL. He has three medals in the 4 x 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic ...more

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Sebastian Haseney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 39 Sebastian Haseney is a former German nordic combined skier who has competed since 1999. He won two silver medals in the 4 x 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and finished ...more

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Seppi Hurschler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 34 Seppi Hurschler is a Swiss Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2001. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of ninth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Vancouver in ...more

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Ronny Ackermann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 40 Ronny Ackermann is a successful German Nordic combined skier. Ackermann started to learn to ski when he was five years old and took up ski-jumping two years later. As of 2004, he belongs to the ...more

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Niyaz Nabeev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 28 Niyaz Gabdulkhakovich Nabeev is a Russian nordic combined skier who has competed since 2007. He finished 43rd in the 10 km individual large hill event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. ...more

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Magnar Freimuth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 45 Magnar Freimuth was an Estonian nordic combined skier who competed in the early 1990s. He finished fourth in the 3 x 10 km team event at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Freimuth's best ...more

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Ole-Christian Wendel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 26 Ole-Christian Wendel is a Nordic combined skier.

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Todd Lodwick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 41 Todd Lodwick is an American nordic combined skier and by several measures the most successful North American in this sport ever. In 2009, he became world champion in nordic combined.

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P. T. Usha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
1517929504910 added age 53 Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, popularly known as P. T. Usha, is an Indian track and field athlete from the state of Kerala. P. T. Usha has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. ...more

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Mitja Oranic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 31 Mitja Oranic is a Nordic combined skier.

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Jason Myslicki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 40 Jason Myslicki is a Nordic combined skier.

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Volodymyr Trachuk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 33 Volodymyr Trachuk is a Nordic combined skier.

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Jonathan Felisaz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 32 Jonathan Felisaz is a Nordic combined skier.

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Maxime Laheurte is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 32 Maxime Laheurte is a French nordic combined athlete who has competed since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he finished fourth in the 4 x 5 km team and 38th in the 10 km individual large hill ...more

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Brett Camerota is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 33 Brett Camerota is an American Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2002. Camerota was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently residing in Park City, Utah. His twin brother, Eric ...more