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Lodwick selected to be U.S. Olympic flag bearer

Lodwick selected to be U.S. Olympic flag bearer

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Nordic skier Todd Lodwick has been selected to be the U.S. flag bearer during the 2014 Olympics opening ceremonies, the USOC said Wednesday.
Austria nips Americans in Nordic combined

Austria nips Americans in Nordic combined

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Mario Stecher fought off American Bill Demong in the closing stretch Tuesday to give Austria a victory in the team event of Olympic Nordic combined.
USA ends Olympic Nordic combined drought

USA ends Olympic Nordic combined drought

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Lamy Chappuis of France passed American Johnny Spillane in the final strides of a dramatic finish Sunday to win the Olympic normal hill Nordic combined.

Olympic Medal: Nord. Comb. Normal Hill

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the normal hill Nordic combined.
Grimmette to carry U.S. flag at Olympics

Grimmette to carry U.S. flag at Olympics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Luge competitor Mark Grimmette, a two-time Olympic medal winner, was chosen to carry the U.S. flag during opening ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Gottwald rallies for Nordic combined win

PRAGELATO, Italy, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Felix Gottwald came from 54 seconds behind Tuesday to win the Nordic combined sprint and continue an amazing Olympics for Austria.

Hettich holds on for combined gold

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- German Georg Hettich survived a late challenge by Felix Gottwald of Austria to win the Olympic Nordic combined individual gold medal Saturday.

Lajunen increases gold total to three

MIDWAY, Utah, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Samppa Lajunen claimed the inaugural Olympic nordic combined sprint Friday to become the first athlete to win three gold medals in the sport in one Olympic appe

Olympic Results -- Nordic Combined Sprint

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Final results of Friday's Olympic nordic combined sprint:

Olympic Results -- Nordic Combined Sprint

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Results of Thursday's ski jumping portion of the Olympic nordic combined sprint. The competition will end Friday with a 7.5-kilometer cross-country race:

Olympic Results -- M Team Nordic Combined

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Final results of Sunday's Olympic team nordic combined. The ski jumping portion of the event was run Saturday with the 4x5-kilometer, cross-country relay held S

Olympic Results -- Team Nordic Combined

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Results from Saturday's ski jumping portion of the Olympic team nordic combined. The cross-country portion of the event will be run Sunday. This competition was

Lajunen rallies to win nordic combined

PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Samppa Lajunen of Finland claimed his first Olympic gold medal Sunday, overcoming a 53-second disadvantage to win the nordic combined.

Olympic Results -- Ind. Nordic Combined

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Final results of Sunday's Olympic individual nordic combined:
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Todd Lodwick
USA's Todd Lodwick competes in the ski jump portion of the Nordic Combined Individual normal hill event at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, Canada, on February 14, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Todd Lodwick (born November 21, 1976 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado) is an American nordic combined skier and by several measures the most successful North American in this sport ever. In 2009 he became world champion in Nordic combined.

During his international career between 1993 and 2006 he participated in four Winter Olympics and 143 World Cup events. His greatest successes have been 6 World Cup wins—including the 7.5 km sprint event at the 1998 Holmenkollen ski festival, where he was only the third American to win a medal of any color at this prestigious event—and the gold medal at the 1996 Junior World Championships in Asiago, Italy. He finished in Top Ten of the World Cup overall standings eight consecutive years with a fourth place being his best result in the seasons 1997/98, 1999/2000 and 2004/05. Furthermore, Lodwick won 18 US-championships in nordic skiing: 10 in Nordic combined and 8 in ski jumping. Despite competing on such a high level over a long period, he never won a medal at a major event, although in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City he came very close, finishing fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event and fifth in the 7.5 km sprint event.

He retired in 2006, but returned to competition in 2008, setting his sights on making the team for the 2010 Olympics. In February 2009 at the World Championships in Liberec, he won two gold medals in Nordic combined, earning them in the 10 km individual normal hill and the 10 km mass start events. It was announced on Janaury 2010 that Lodwick made the US team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also came in 4th in the Nordic Combined 10km Cross Country on January 14th, 2010, 0.7 seconds behind the third place skier.

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