Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, held from 23 February to 28 February. The ski jumping portion took place at Canada Olympic Park, while the cross-country portion took place at Canmore Nordic Centre.[1]

Nordic Combined
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Nordic combined
VenueCanada Olympic Park (ski jumping)
Canmore Nordic Centre (cross-country skiing)
DatesFebruary 23–28
Competitors44 from 13 nations
← 1984
1992 →

The Calgary Games saw two substantial changes in the Nordic combined program. A team event was added, marking the first time that more than one medal would be awarded in Nordic combined. The combined events also changed their format, replacing the points-based system used in previous years with the Gundersen method, in which ski jumping points totals were translated to time gaps for a pursuit cross-country race. This change ensured that the first competitor across the finish line in the cross-country race was the overall Olympic champion.[2]

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit


1  Switzerland1102
2  West Germany1001
3  Austria0112
4  Soviet Union0011
Totals (4 nations)2226

Switzerland topped the medal table with two, one gold. Austria's two medals were the country's first in the sport.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Hippolyt Kempf
39:27.5 Klaus Sulzenbacher
39:46.5 Allar Levandi
  Soviet Union
  West Germany
Hans-Peter Pohl
Hubert Schwarz
Thomas Müller
1:20:46.0   Switzerland
Andreas Schaad
Hippolyt Kempf
Fredy Glanzmann
1:20:49.4   Austria
Günther Csar
Hansjörg Aschenwald
Klaus Sulzenbacher

Participating NOCsEdit

Thirteen nations participated in Nordic combined at the Calgary Games.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Nordic Combined at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2019.