Watching the Nordic Combined. This starts out on the K-95 hill (the smaller or normal hill). It involves a single jump and followed by a 10K cross-country. The event has been a part of the Olympic Games since their inception. The U.S team has never medaled in this event but have a good chance to do so today. In fact one of the Todd Lodwick, Bill Demong and Johnny Spillane seem to have the skills to be comepetative to for a medal.
The air seems be working well for the jumpers today. It's such a rush to watch these guy in flight.
The way this works is the jumpers score points on the jump. Each point provides a 4 second advantage in the cross-county. Then based on those points they stagger the starts on the cross country.
U.S. team member Todd Lodwick just had a very nice jump. Not the leader but very nice. Right now he'll start 34 seconds behind the leader. +
Demong has jumped now and his jump not as impressive as Lodwick. Spillane is yet to come.