| Event type

Large Hill, Team, Men

Date22 February 1994
LocationLysgårdsbakkene, Lillehammer
Participants48 from 12 countries
FormatTwo jumps per team member, with both scored on distance and form. Four members per team, with all four jumps in each round to count towards team total.
Judge #1Kyoichi OmoriJPN
Judge #2Fabio MorandiniITA
Judge #3Räto WohlwendSUI
Judge #4Gerhard WenningerAUT
Judge #5M. MartinakSVK
DetailsK-Point: 123 m

Traditionally the domain of the Finns and Norwegians, the two nations had won all but one of the world and Olympic championships to be held, the 1994 Olympic title was to be decided between two nations who had never challenged for a major title beforehand. After the first round Germany and Japan were separated by less than a point but Jinya Nishikata and Takanobu Okabe performed well in the second round and with one man left for each nation Japan held the advantage. By the time Masahiko Harada stood at the top of the jump he knew what he had to do to ensure a Japanese victory. A jump of around 105 m would be enough and since he had made a leap of 122 m in the first round this appeared to be a relative formality. Instead the jump turned into a disaster as he mistimed his leap and landed at just 97.5 m. One of the defining images of the 1994 Games is of Harada kneeling in the snow with head in his hands as his team-mates stood in disbelief. Prior to 1994 only the best three jumps of each team counted per round but the rules were changed before Lillehammer and all jumps were now added to the team’s score. If the old rules had still been in place Japan would have recorded a clear victory.

PosCompetitorsNOCPointsJump #1Jump #2
1GermanyGER970.1486.8 (1)483.3 (1)Gold
Jens Weißflog 277.7136.3141.4
Dieter Thoma 254.1126.8127.3
Hansjörg Jäkle 231.8110.1121.7
Christof Duffner 206.5113.692.9
2JapanJPN956.9486.0 (2)470.9 (2)Silver
Takanobu Okabe 262.0124.1137.9
Jinya Nishikata 254.4110.4144.0
Noriaki Kasai 248.9132.9116.0
Masahiko Harada 191.6118.673.0
3AustriaAUT918.9472.0 (3)446.9 (4)Bronze
Andi Goldberger 254.3122.3132.0
Stefan Horngacher 236.6120.7115.9
Heinz Kuttin 218.5107.5111.0
Christian Moser 209.5121.588.0
4NorwayNOR898.8449.7 (4)449.1 (3)
Espen Bredesen 257.7126.1131.6
Lasse Ottesen 239.8114.7125.1
Øyvind Berg 215.598.7116.8
Roar Ljøkelsøy 185.8110.275.6
5FinlandFIN889.5443.8 (5)445.7 (5)
Raimo Ylipulli 231.6104.4127.2
Jani Soininen 231.0115.5115.5
Janne Ahonen 214.9115.699.3
Janne Väätäinen 212.0108.3103.7
6FranceFRA822.1414.7 (6)407.4 (6)
Nicolas Jean-Prost 224.0122.0102.0
Steve Delaup 203.290.3112.9
Nicolas Dessum 202.4103.299.2
Didier Mollard 192.599.293.3
7Czech RepublicCZE800.7401.9 (8)398.8 (7)
Zbyněk Krompolc 221.9109.5112.4
Jaroslav Sakala 203.9106.197.8
Ladislav Dluhoš 199.894.2105.6
Jiří Parma
8ItalyITA782.3405.8 (7)376.5 (8)
Roberto Cecon 236.2123.5112.7
Ivo Pertile 199.896.1103.7
Ivan Lunardi 188.598.390.2
Andrea Cecon 157.887.969.9
9SloveniaSLO739.4377.3 (9)362.1 (9)
Robert Meglič 215.297.9117.3
Samo Gostiša 180.287.892.4
Matjaž Zupan 180.294.785.5
Matjaž Kladnik 163.896.966.9
10SwedenSWE653.3320.7 (10)332.6 (10)
Mikael Martinsson 209.3103.8105.5
Staffan Tällberg 187.778.5109.2
Johan Rasmussen 145.588.057.5
Fredrik Johansson 110.850.460.4
11United StatesUSA505.0235.2 (11)269.8 (11)
Greg Boester 146.475.371.1
Randy Weber 130.550.879.7
Ted Langlois 129.160.768.4
Kurt Stein 99.048.450.6
12Russian FederationRUS416.3198.0 (12)218.3 (12)
Mikhail Yesin 118.555.862.7
Stanislav Pokhilko 116.358.457.9
Dmitry Chelovenko
Aleksey Solodyankin 80.429.750.7