| 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.

PosCompetitorsNOCTime MarginSki Jumping, Normal HillCross Country Skiing, 3 × 10 km Relay
1JapanJPN733.5 (1)1-22:51.8 (3)Gold
Takanori Kono 255.027:55.2
Kenji Ogiwara 245.527:07.5
Masashi Abe 233.027:49.1
2NorwayNOR+4:49.1672.0 (2)1-22:33.9 (2)Silver
Bjarte Engen Vik 249.528:28.8
Knut Tore Apeland 215.026:51.5
Fred Børre Lundberg 207.527:13.6
3SwitzerlandSUI+7:48.1643.5 (3)1-23:09.9 (4)Bronze
Jean-Yves Cuendet 240.528:02.0
Andreas Schaad 210.027:32.3
Hippolyt Kempf 193.027:35.6
4EstoniaEST+10:15.6619.0 (4)1-23:35.4 (5)
Allar Levandi 220.027:05.4
Ago Markvardt 205.528:20.5
Magnar Freimuth 193.528:09.5
5Czech RepublicCZE+12:04.1603.5 (6)1-24:05.9 (6)
Zbyněk Pánek 210.527:23.4
Milan Kučera 206.528:45.0
František Máka 186.527:57.5
6FranceFRA+12:41.2557.5 (10)1-20:53.0 (1)
Sylvain Guillaume 193.026:45.8
Stéphane Michon 191.527:09.8
Fabrice Guy 173.026:57.4
7United StatesUSA+13:15.6602.0 (7)1-25:10.4 (8)
Todd Lodwick 221.029:03.2
Dave Jarrett 193.527:49.8
Ryan Heckman 187.528:17.4
8FinlandFIN+13:27.6592.0 (9)1-24:32.4 (7)
Jari Mantila 202.028:44.7
Tapio Nurmela 200.527:42.2
Topi Sarparanta 189.528:05.5
9AustriaAUT+15:17.7609.0 (5)1-27:47.5 (10)
Georg Riedlsperger 218.529:41.0
Mario Stecher 197.029:17.4
Felix Gottwald 193.528:49.1
10GermanyGER+15:33.6595.0 (8)1-26:53.4 (9)
Roland Braun 223.030:06.4
Thomas Dufter 193.528:40.7
Thomas Abratis 178.528:06.3
11ItalyITA+22:20.3544.5 (11)1-29:27.1 (11)
Andrea Cecon 192.028:55.2
Andrea Longo 179.529:02.3
Simone Pinzani 173.031:29.6
12Russian FederationRUS+27:03.2503.0 (12)1-30:43.0 (12)
Valery Kobelev 179.532:06.0
Valery Stolyarov 165.029:25.8
Stanislav Dubrovsky 158.529:11.2