| Event type

Team, Men

Date23 – 24 February 1994
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer / Lysgårdsbakkene, Lillehammer
Participants36 from 12 countries
FormatNormal hill ski jumping and 3 x 10 kilometre relay skiing; placements determined by points table. Three members per team, with all ski jump scores to count towards team total. Pursuit-style cross-country relay race, with skiers leaving in order of their finish in the ski jumping, so that final placement determined by final placement in cross-country ski race.

Japan had won the 1992 gold medal and was an easy victor at the 1993 World Championships, giving them the favorite’s role in Lillehammer. And they did not disappoint. The Japanese strength was jumping, and if the event were an individual competition, Japan would have had three of the top five positions (1-3-5) among the 36 jumpers. Their lead going into the relay was 5:07 over Norway and 7:30 over Switzerland. The competition for gold was over. France won the relay portion of the event, placing 1:40.9 ahead of Norway, but Japan was only another 18 seconds back in third, winning the gold medal by a 4:49.1 margin. Norway and Switzerland maintained their positions from the jumping, taking the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Japan’s victory in 1994 and its equally dominant win at the 1993 World Championships would lead to a change in the rules for the Nordic combined team event. Beginning with the 1995 World Championships the team event would consist of four athletes, with all scores counting in the jumping, and the relay changed to a 4 x 5 km race.

PosTeamNOCTime MarginNormal Hill3 × 10 km relay
1JapanJPN733.5 (1)1-22:51.8 (3)Gold
Takanori KonoKenji OgiwaraMasashi Abe
2NorwayNOR+4:49.1672.0 (2)1-22:33.9 (2)Silver
Bjarte Engen VikKnut Tore ApelandFred Børre Lundberg
3SwitzerlandSUI+7:48.1643.5 (3)1-23:09.9 (4)Bronze
Jean-Yves CuendetAndreas SchaadHippolyt Kempf
4EstoniaEST+10:15.6619.0 (4)1-23:35.4 (5)
Allar LevandiAgo MarkvardtMagnar Freimuth
5Czech RepublicCZE+12:04.1603.5 (6)1-24:05.9 (6)
Zbyněk PánekMilan KučeraFrantišek Máka
6FranceFRA+12:41.2557.5 (10)1-20:53.0 (1)
Sylvain GuillaumeStéphane MichonFabrice Guy
7United StatesUSA+13:15.6602.0 (7)1-25:10.4 (8)
Todd LodwickDave JarrettRyan Heckman
8FinlandFIN+13:27.6592.0 (9)1-24:32.4 (7)
Jari MantilaTapio NurmelaTopi Sarparanta
9AustriaAUT+15:17.7609.0 (5)1-27:47.5 (10)
Georg RiedlspergerMario StecherFelix Gottwald
10GermanyGER+15:33.6595.0 (8)1-26:53.4 (9)
Roland BraunThomas DufterThomas Abratis
11ItalyITA+22:20.3544.5 (11)1-29:27.1 (11)
Andrea CeconAndrea LongoSimone Pinzani
12Russian FederationRUS+27:03.2503.0 (12)1-30:43.0 (12)
Valery KobelevValery StolyarovStanislav Dubrovsky