Nordic Combined LH

Combining jumping and cross-country skiing, the Men’s Nordic Combined Large Hill event will be a true test of endurance at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to vancouver2010.com, in this event, the jumping portion occurs first followed by a free technique cross-country race. Competitors begin with one ski jump on the large hill, followed by a 10-kilometre cross-country ski race which usually consists of four, 2.5 kilometer laps. The first skier across the finish line is the winner.

Already with one gold medal under his belt this Olympics, Jason Lamy-Chappuis is favored to win another in this event.

Chappuis has odds of 7/2 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Johnny Spillane (7/1), Magnus Moan (7/1), Todd Lodwick (8/1), and Bill Demong (8/1).

Chappuis won the normal hill Nordic combined event at this Olympics, and he is the 2009 bronze medalist at the world championships for the large hill event. He competes for France.

Spillane competes for the U.S. and he won the silver medal in the normal hill at this Olympics.

Moan is a two-time Olympic medalist in cross country skiing. He competes for Norway. He placed ninth in the normal hill event at this Olympics.

Lodwick competes for the U.S. and he finished fourth in the normal hill event. Lodwick was the 2009 world champion in the normall hill and in the 10km mass start cross country skiing event.

Demong also competes for the U.S. and he placed sixth in the normal hill at this Olympics. Demong is the 2009 world champion in this event.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. and will be concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win the men’s Nordic combined large hill event, see below.

Odds to win Men’s Nordic Combined Large Hill at 2010 Winter Olympics

Jason Lamy Chappuis 7/2 

Johnny Spillane 7/1 

Magnus-H. Moan 7/1 

Todd Lodwick 8/1 

Bill Demong 8/1 

Felix Gottwald 9/1 

Hannu Manninen 9/1 

Alessandro Pittin 14/1 

Mario Stecher 17/1 

Anssi Koivuranta 20/1 

Eric Frenzel 25/1 

Bjoern Kircheisen 25/1 

Pavel Churavy 40/1 

Tino Edelmann 40/1 

Norihito Kobayashi 40/1 

Petter L. Tande 50/1 

Ronny Heer 66/1 

Jan Schmid 80/1 

David Kreiner 80/1 

Lukas Runggaldier 100/1 

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Posted: 2/22/10 2:48PM ET

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