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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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Jan Schmid is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Björn Kircheisen is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Mikko Kokslien is listed (or ranked) 9 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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7 4
François Braud is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Magnus Moan is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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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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Lauri Asikainen is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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Bernhard Gruber is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Eric Camerota is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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Giuseppe Michielli is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 27
Gasper Berlot is a Nordic combined skier.  

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Bill Demong is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Nordic Combined
age 39
Haavard Klemetsen is a Nordic combined skier.

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Johnny Spillane is listed (or ranked) 25 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